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Thanksgiving weekend shopping

Thanksgiving weekend 2021

Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday proved to be a successful holiday shopping weekend.

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NRF on Fox Business

NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discusses how consumers should start holiday shopping early amid supply chain challenges and labor shortages.

Fox Business with Matt Shay
 
Holiday shopping
 
Historic Consumer Strength and Retail Ingenuity

NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discusses consumers and the holidays. Despite significant challenges, retailers anticipate perhaps the strongest holiday shopping season on record.

Latest news
NRF launches ad campaign opposing tax increases to fund reconciliation bill
“NRF created this campaign to ensure American job creators and workers understand that funding this spending bill will cost trillions of taxpayer dollars," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
 
2021 Holiday Spending Reflects Consumer Demand
Shoppers will spend an average of $997.73 on gifts, holiday items and non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year.
Holiday shopping
 
Supply Chain
 
Tell Congress: Save Our Shipments

The supply chain crisis has retailers and consumers wondering if they’ll be facing empty shelves and higher prices as we head into the holiday shopping season. That’s why we need you to send an SOS to Congress - Save Our Shipments.

Holiday 2020 supply chain
 

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How Google is evolving the ‘window shopping’ experience
 
Google shopping
Retail Gets Real episode 248: All commerce is becoming digital — even when it happens in store.
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NRF policy update: The issues impacting retail
 
Washington
Retail Gets Real episode 247: NRF SVP of Government Relations David French outlines the critical issues in Washington.
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4 ways consumers can securely shop online this holiday season
 
Holiday online shopping
New cyber threats exploit vulnerabilities on computers and mobile devices.
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6 companies transforming the new era of ecommerce
 
Ecommerce
A closer look at some Innovation Lab companies coming to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.
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Organized retail crime remains a growing threat
 
ORC
ORC costs retailers an average of $700,000 per $1 billion in retail sales.
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Answers to this holiday season’s most-asked questions
 
Holiday shopping
Retail Gets Real episode 246: An FAQ about how the retail industry is faring this holiday.
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Meet The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022
 
McDonald's
Retail Gets Real episode 245: Wisdom from leaders at Chewy, CVS, Five Below, McDonald’s and The RealReal.
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NRF Announces Inaugural Tech, Digital and Marketing Event
 
Conference
The National Retail Federation today announced its new NRF Nexus event.
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How the pandemic changed retail design
 
In-store shopping
Landini Associates Managing Director Rikki Landini on reinventing the new normal.
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Retailers fight back against organized retail crime
 
Retail security
Retail Gets Real episode 244: Tony Sheppard from ThinkLP on the pandemic’s impact and how retailers can tackle the issue
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Adapting the store to evolving consumer needs
 
Retail tech
Retail Gets Real episode 243: Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg of Publicis Groupe.
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Retailers confront a growing risk of cyberattacks
 
Cybersecurity
Best practices to integrate software supply chain security into a broader strategy.
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NRF Foundation launches credential

The NRF Foundation’s RISE Up Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics course prepares employees for key roles in warehouse and fulfillment centers amid the supply chain disruption.

NRF Foundation credential
 
President of CVS Pharmacy on leadership

CVS Pharmacy President Neela Montgomery is one of the leaders on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 to be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in January.

Map of United States
 
Coronavirus Retail Restrictions by State

State-by-state look at coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store operations for retailers as we head toward a post-pandemic climate.

 

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