Retail Advocate Promotes French, Lukoskie

The National Retail Federation has promoted David French from senior vice president to executive vice president of government relations, and moved Adam Lukoskie from executive director of the NRF Foundation to serve as senior vice president.French, who will also become executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants, joined NRF in 2021 and has led NRF’s advocacy strategy to advance retail legislative priorities.He has played a leading role in ... [+]

Import Cargo Returning to Normal: NRF

Inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to show year-over-year increases through the first half of 2024, according to the Global Port Tracker report released March 8 by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.Supply chains are adjusting to ongoing Houthi rebel attacks on commercial vessels in ... [+]

NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Grow 3.1% in 2016

In its 2016 economic forecast, the National Retail Federation (NRF) projects that retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will grow 3.1%, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7%. NRF also announced today it expects non-store sales in 2016 to grow between 6 and 9%. “The consumer is ... [+]

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