J. Craig Shearman

VP, Government Affairs Public Relations

J. Craig Shearman is vice president of government affairs public relations at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Shearman develops and implements communication strategy for a wide range of issues with an emphasis on public policy.

Shearman joined NRF in 2001 as senior director for government affairs media relations. He became vice president for government affairs public relations in 2003. Prior to joining NRF, Shearman spent more than six years on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative Marge Roukema, R-N.J., chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. He was previously Director of Communications for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and spent 14 years as a reporter and editor, including four years at United Press International.

Shearman majored in mass communications at Salisbury State University and studied feature film production at New York University. He is a member of the National Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America.

Authored by Shearman

August retail sales grew but new tariffs present 'downside risk'
 
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Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August from July and up 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
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Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs
 
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Retail imports continue to surge ahead of more tariffs
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Senator cites ‘real and significant’ impact of tariffs
 
Store owner Trey Kraus speaking with Sen. Coons of Delaware during NRF Store Tour
Senator Chris Coons from Delaware visited Carltons Men’s and Women’s Apparel in Rehoboth Beach.
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July retail sales show strong gains
 
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Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July from June and up 5.6 percent year-over-year.
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Retail imports remain at near-record levels despite tariffs
 
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Retail imports are expected to continue at near-record levels despite new round of tariffs on goods from China
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Retailers ask Supreme Court for clarity in ADA website claims
 
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NRF and the Retail Litigation Center asked the Supreme Court to consider a case on website accessibility under the ADA.
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