Retail Cargo Continues Setting Records as Supply Chains Struggle to Keep Up with Consumer Demand

June 17, 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record and May could turn out to have set a new all-time record as vaccines allowed consumers to return to normal shopping patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. | More Information

NSSF Welcomes FFL Protection Act Introduction in U.S. House of Representatives

June 10, 2021

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, welcomes and fully-supports U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s (D-Pa.) introduction of H.R. 3252, the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act. The bipartisan bill would strengthen and enhance criminal penalties for thefts of firearms from federally licensed firearm retailers. It sends a strong message to those violent criminals engaging in these illicit activities and helps provide for safer communities, assists law enforcement and protects the livelihoods of firearm retailers. | More Information 

Pattern Study: Consumer Demand for Camping Gear at All-Time High

June 4, 2021

A recent study by data analysis Pattern paints a picture of how much demand there is for camping gear this spring. Pattern, a global e-commerce research company, recently released a study that showed consumer demand for camping gear is at an all-time high, well over the year before. Designed to help determine what kind of impact COVID-19 had on outdoor and camping supplies, Pattern analyzed market demand for outdoor and camping supplies from 2019 through March 2021. | More Information 

21 Million U.S. Jobs Depend on Imports, New Study Shows

June 3, 2021

The National Retail Federation today joined eight other business organizations to release “Imports Work For American Workers,” an economic impact study which found that imports support more than 21 million American Nobs. The study focuses on the net impact of imports on U.S. jobs- including statistics on sectors such as retail, apparel, transportation, manufacturing and consumer technology. | More Information

Keep America Fishing’s “Pledge to pitch it” Campaign

June 1, 2021

Keep America Fishing has launched a renewed and revitalized anti-litter campaign aimed at keeping out waterways clean, healthy and full of fish. Many KAF supporters will remember signing the Pledge to Pitch It to recycle or properly dispose of worn out soft plastic baits. That program was such a success that they have decided to launch an expanded version. | More Information

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