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Understanding Implications of Chinese Tariffs

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Jonathan Gold, a trade expert for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about the effects of recent Chinese tariffs. He provides insight into new 25 percent trade duties levied on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese …

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Selling Gift Cards and More for Father’s Day

selling gift cards

Your home improvement store is likely full of Father’s Day gift options, especially since gift cards and tools are among the popular items consumers buy for their dads to celebrate the holiday. Consumers will be spending $16 billion on Father’s …

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Targeting Multiple Generations of Shoppers With Events

Retail events are attracting shoppers from across generations, but younger shoppers are the biggest fans. Nearly 50 percent of all U.S. consumers attended an in-store event in 2018, according to research from the National Retail Federation (NRF). More shoppers from …

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2018 Holiday Sales Projected to Rise More Than 4 Percent

2018 holiday sales

Many retailers will see an increase in holiday shopping this year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The organization projects holiday spending to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent in November and December. That figure …

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Home Renovations Contribute to Retail Hiring

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Trends in home renovations have contributed to recent growth in the number of new retail jobs in the U.S., the Chicago Tribune reports. “Building-material stores hired more than 10,000 workers in February to keep up with booming demand,” the news …

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3 Counterpoints to the ‘Retail Apocalypse’

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Many news reports suggest retail is headed for its ultimate demise, and it’s often referred to as the “retail apocalypse.” With the news of store closures, bankruptcies and layoffs coming almost daily, that’s an easy conclusion to come to. However, …

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