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NRF gets new seat at DC supply chain table

Jonathan Gold serves as NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy and he becomes the newest member of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. 

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Staples and FTC battle grows more contentious

The federal judge presiding over the Federal Trade Commission’s effort to block a merger between Staples and Office depot urged the parties to resolve their differences, but that seems unlikely given that both sides are firmly entrenched in their positions.

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Walmart and Aspen funding retail worker research

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists “retail salesperson” as the most common job in America, but the retail industry is evolving rapidly as is the nature of work. A new $5.5 million research grant from Walmart and the Aspen Institute aims to understand how.