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NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association. Every day, we stand up for, celebrate, educate and inspire the people who power the retail industry. 

Where retailers are investing in 2019

The latest results from the 2019 State of Retailing Online report are in, and the findings showcase how modern retailers think about meeting the demands of today’s multichannel consumer. 

 
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Upcoming events

NRF PROTECT 2019
 
Retail’s premiere loss prevention and cyber risk event — June 11-13, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.
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NRF NXT
 
Our newest event is a digital deep dive into the latest trends in data analytics and emerging technology.
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NRFtech 2019
 
The must-attend event for retail executives charged with driving innovation — May 19-21, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.
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NRF SmartBrief

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The Girls’ Lounge

Exclusive to NRF members, NRF On Demand brings you and your team the latest content from NRF conferences and events.

Watch some of the top-rated sessions from the Girls’ Lounge at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, the newest addition to this members-only resource.

 
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NRF’s podcast: Retail Gets Real

Chief protector: Inside the business of loss prevention
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 115: Giant Food’s Director of Asset Protection shares what’s behind the CCTV camera at stores.
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Engaging consumers in a channel-less world
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 114: How Chris Silver from URBN empowers associates to engage with customers.
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R.Riveter: Empowering military spouses
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 113: Co-founders share how they created a business model to employ military spouses.
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How tech is evolving the customer experience at HSN, QVC and Zulily
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 112: Qurate Retail Group CIO on the impact of AI and voice.
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Poshmark challenges the norms of traditional retail
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 111: A unique blend of technology and community creates a new kind of marketplace on Poshmark.
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MM.LaFleur empowers women in the workplace
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 110: How the professional-wear company empowers women in the workplace.
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Top 50 Global Retailers

STORES Magazine’s ranking of international retailers — find out which companies made the debut list.

 

Latest from the blog

Setting the record straight on the state of retail and store closures
 
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UBS report findings ignore key industry trends.
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4 steps to predicting retail trends
 
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Tips from WGSN’s Andrea Bell.
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How does your company compare on wages and benefits?
 
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It’s a tight labor market. Mercer data helps retailers set strategy for building their workforce.
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Read the latest from STORES Magazine

April 24, 2019
Pressing that ‘buy now’ button
April 23, 2019
Direct-to-consumer brand Q Acoustic facilitates global online sales
April 22, 2019
The use of body cameras to protect retail staff, properties and the general public
April 17, 2019
Amplifying — and protecting — the voice of the factory worker
April 16, 2019
Giant Heirloom Market blends modern innovation and community focus
April 15, 2019
Self-serve order pickup enhances customer satisfaction and streamlines store operations
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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.