Customers of NRF Members eligible for $1,000 Give Away

Written on November 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

Besides our lobbying efforts, we work hard to help our members get customers in their stores.   A customer of one our members will win our $1,000 Local Gifts Give Back drawing which will be held in January of 2016.  It is a part of  our Facebook campaign, the goal of which is to draw […]

Paid Medical Leave Legislative Hearing Raises Issues

Written on October 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

By Martha Stoddard / World­Herald Bureau | Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:30 am LINCOLN — Cary Mohiuddin gives thanks every day that her family’s nearly fouryear nightmare has not been worse. The Omaha woman still has her job and her paycheck. And the family hasn’t lost the health insurance that proved so vital when her husband’s […]

Chip Cards Come into wider use

Written on September 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

  By MATT OLBERDING | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR Published September 30, 2015 Starting Thursday, you might notice a slightly different procedure when you use your credit card at a retailer. That’s the day the credit card industry has set for requiring card companies to issue credit cards with chips in them — called EMV cards […]

All Hype, No Harm: e-Commerce Sales Tax Won’t Kill The Internet

Written on September 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

LINK:   The conversation over Internet sales tax has assumed an apocalyptic tone. Like doomsday prophets babbling on a street corner, some people continue to claim that theMarketplace Fairness Act (MFA) and its latest manifestation, H.R. 2775, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), will crush online sellers and cause all kinds of mayhem. This […]


Written on September 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The City of Lincoln today reminded residents that Lincoln’s sales and use tax rate will increase from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent beginning October 1. The current state sales and use tax rate is 5.5 percent, so the total sales and use tax rate will increase from 7 percent to 7.25 percent. More information for […]

Consumers Say New Credit Cards Not Safe Enough

Written on September 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm

by J. Craig Shearman  (202) 626-8134 (855) NRF-Press Most Say PIN Would Protect Data Better than Signature WASHINGTON, September 16, 2015 – According to a new survey released today by the National Retail Federation, the majority of U.S. consumers — 62 percent — believe new credit cards being issued by banks don’t go far […]

Advocating for Nebraska’s Retailers in Washington DC

Written on September 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

L-R Jim Otto (Nebraska Retail Federation), Mary & Tom Wright (Wright’s Jewelers – Lincoln), Alan Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld’s Clothing – North Platte), and Beth Otto.

Lincoln Jewelry Store Owner Honored as Retail Champion

Written on September 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

  Tom Wright of Wright’s Jewelers in Lincoln has been recognized as one of “America’s Retail Champions” by the National Retail Federation. The organization said Wright is being honored for advocacy and engagement on behalf of the retail industry. Wright and his wife, Mary, have owned Wright’s Jewelers in Lincoln for more than 35 years. […]

Governor Signs Nebraska Marketplace Fairness

Written on June 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Governor Signs Nebraska Marketplace Fairness Legislation

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