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Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

...future ubiquity of mobile payments is certain."Mallory Duncan, general counsel of retail lobbying group The National Retail Federation, defends retailers' choice."It is easy to second guess why a specific retailer chooses one technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-28/retail-skirmish-blocks-app
Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, shares fall

...make a chunk of their annual profit, about 20 percent, during the November and December period. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects sales during the period to be up 4 percent to $617 billion.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-23/amazon-gives-disappointing
Halloween shoppers hit Augusta-area stores

...merchandise there is not restocked after selling out."This is normally our Black Friday," Haley said.The National Retail Federation predicts that a record number of Halloween participants will purchase costumes this year.According to an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-17/halloween-s
Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...which can only be effective if merchants have the technology to accept the cards at the point of sale."The National Retail Federation's president, Matthew Shay, said the group "continues to work with our members and other stakeholders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
Holiday hiring in full swing

...Challenger. "This year, we could see hiring return to levels not seen since the height of the dot.com boom."The National Retail Federation projects that retailers will hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers."These holiday positions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/holiday-hir
Holiday sales seen rising 4.1%

...said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "The lagging economic recovery, though...is still top of mind for many Americans."The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects sales during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/holiday-sales-seen-rising-
Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by a third

...in its credit operations.A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/kohls-holiday-hiring-rise-
Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

...Apple Pay. That's only 5.5 percent of the 3.6 million retail locations in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. The biggest U.S. retailers, including Wal-Mart and Best Buy, are not participating in Apple Pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-13/will-apples-digital-wallet
Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...list.The potential savings, she said, were "worth the wait, worth the lines and worth the hassle."The National Retail Federation has projected that combined sales from back-to-school and back-to-college shopping will generate nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-01/back-school
Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

...remain relatively flat from last year, dipping slightly from $26.7 billion to $26.5 billion in 2014. The National Retail Federation, which surveyed nearly 6,200 consumers, attributed the drop to households containing slightly fewer students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-25/shoppers-ge