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STORES Magazine’s ranking of international retailers

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State of Retailing Online

The annual State of Retailing Online study conducted by NRF and Forrester examines the impact of ecommerce and provides key metrics for benchmarking.

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5 women making a major impact in retail
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Women are driving the evolution of retail in every aspect.
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Companies that successfully stand out in today’s experiential retail market has one thing in common: Superfans.
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How purpose powers community at Brandless
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CEO Tina Sharkey outlines 3 steps to building a community that cares.
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Women in the board room

NRF works with theBoardlist in its effort to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. Nominate a board-ready executive today.

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Impact of tariffs

NRF is working to amplify the voices of local businesses that are paying the cost of the trade war and educate lawmakers on the importance of free trade and the negative impact of tariffs on businesses and consumers. 


NRF’s podcast: Retail Gets Real

MM.LaFleur empowers women in the workplace
Retail Gets Real episode 110: How the professional-wear company empowers women in the workplace.
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Logistically speaking: Wayfair’s innovative supply chain
Retail Gets Real episode 109: The technologies, processes and people that create Wayfair’s seamless shopping experience.
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Nordstrom sets the standard for customer experience. Again and again.
Episode 108 of Retail Gets Real: Why innovating in the retail space isn’t necessarily about being disruptive.
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The art and science of personalization at Zulily
Retail Gets Real episode 107: VP of Technology Bindu Thota on making shopping personal for millions of customers.
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Reinventing the Getaway
Retail Gets Real Episode 106: Founder Jon Staff discusses creating a different hospitality experience.
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Investing in creativity
Retail Gets Real Episode 105: The “English scent maverick” discusses how she is changing the world of fragrance.
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NRF On Demand

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Tina Sharkey, CEO and Co-Founder, Brandless speaks at NRF 2019
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Retail’s next generation of talent

NRF’s philanthropic arm, the NRF Foundation helps support a bigger, better pool of talent for retailers nationwide. Through education, training, scholarships and experiences for everyone from high school and college students to people with barriers to employment, we help more job seekers take their first steps toward promising careers.

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