Matthew Shay
2 articles

Move Over Millennials: Generation Z is Retail’s Next Big Buying Group

Generation Z will be the key to the next e-commerce boom.
Matthew Shay | National Retail Federation

Millennials are currently retailers’ largest demographic, with a massive consumer base dwarfing the size of their once-dominant Generation X predecessors. And they love to shop online — during the 2016 holiday season, more than one-third of online shoppers were Millennials. But just as Millennials overtook Gen X, there’s another big buying group retailers and consumer […]

Trade Matters

Why Congress must restore Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
Matthew Shay | National Retail Federation

Editor’s note: A procedural vote to open floor debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill failed to pass the Senate on May 12, but Senate leadership and the Administration remain optimistic and promised to find a compromise that would enable the trade initiative to move forward. After years of inaction, Congress is finally set to […]