Takeaways from The Show’s RETAIL LABS educational sessions, including emerging consumer trends and new best retail practices; generational marketing; social media strategies for time-strapped retailers; and the importance of BOPUS.
Lawmakers Step Up Tariff-Exclusion TalkA bipartisan group of House lawmakers urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai to expand and expedite a tariff exclusion process for goods produced in China.Industry players also lobbied the federal government for economic relief amid supply chain turmoil and coronavirus impacts. The Travel Goods Association (TGA) urged President Joe Biden’s administration for critical support.Read more here: travel-goods.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TGA-Biden-Shipping-Ltr-Sourcing-Journal_220121.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Travel Goods Industry Presses Biden for Tariff Relief Amid Shipping CrisisIn a Jan. 18 letter to President Biden “[o]n behalf of the U.S. travel goods industry,” Travel Goods Association President Michele Marini Pittenger urged him “to take more action nowto end, and provide immediate relief from, the ongoing shipping crisis that is not only devastating our industry, but damaging the entire American economy.” Read more in World Trade Online: travel-goods.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TGA-Biden-Shipping-Ltr-Inside-US-Trade_220120.pdf... See MoreSee Less
TGA Urges Biden to Take Real Action, & Provide Immediate Relief to Industry as Shipping Crisis WorsensOn Jan. 19, TGA urged President Biden to take real action to bring the worsening shipping crisis under control and provide immediate relief to our industry. The letter highlights that the shipping crisis is not over but is only getting worse, the particular impact the shipping crisis has had on our industry, the fact that new fees don’t fix the crisis but only impose new burdens on our industry in the form of exorbitant costs, and the need for real action to bring the current crisis to an end.Read the letter from TGA here: travel-goods.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/TGA-shipping-biden-letter-2201_FINAL-220118.pdf... See MoreSee Less