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NRF Launches "New Holiday Traditions" Campaign
NRF is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop early.
 
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NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discusses consumer behavior ahead of the 2020 holiday shopping season during the coronavirus outbreak.
 
NRF Foundation All Access
This premiere episode of The List, made possible by American Express, is your chance to learn from the people shaping retail’s future.
 
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Coronavirus Retail Regulations by State

State-by-state look at coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store operations for retailers.

 

We stand up for the industry

We advocate for retail through strong representation, year-round education and impactful storytelling. Addressing complex policy issues like tariffs, data security and sales tax fairness, we speak out for retail with a clear and authentic voice like no one else can.

Learn how we champion the people and policies that fuel success for retailers.

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Halloween Insights

Consumers anticipate new ways to celebrate Halloween safely, despite Covid-19. From costumes to candy to decorations, the holiday is evolving in 2020.

 
NRF 2020 Hot 100 Retailers
 
2020 Hot 100 Retailers

Investments in digital, ecommerce and omnichannel marketing pay off for these hot retailers of 2020.

 

 
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NRF On Demand: NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS
Watch sessions from NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS for insights into loss prevention and cyber risk for the retail industry.
 

Upcoming virtual events

NRF Retail Leadership Series
 
A virtual event series featuring conversations with retail's top CEOs about leadership and the future of retail.
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NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter One
 
A virtual event to be held January 12-14, 19 and 21-22, featuring robust content combined with a digital expo.
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NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter Two
 
Where industry leaders exchange visionary ideas, build partnerships and experience the newest technology.
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Coronavirus Resource Center
COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

Daily updates, resources and information for retailers on the ongoing coronavirus response.

 
Through the retail lens: Hiring for the holidays

Considerations for small businesses as they prepare for a singular shopping season.

 
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Face covering supplies
 
Face coverings and protective equipment
If you have face coverings or other protective items necessary for retailers to stay open safely, apply today to get them the supplies they need.
 
Leading during ‘ugly caterpillar’ times
How leaders are working with their teams to successfully work from home.
 
Virtual meetings amid pandemic
 

Retail Gets Real Podcast
 
NRF’s weekly podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people.
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COVID-19 retail trends that are here to stay
 
Contactless payments
Seizing the moment with AI, user-generated content and contactless payments.
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COVID-19 disrupts Holiday 2020 supply chain planning
 
Holiday 2020 supply chain
Retail Gets Real episode 187: How retailers are prepping to meet seasonal demand.
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Bringing a personal touch to retail in the age of social distancing
 
Retail Gets Real episode 186 with Enjoy Technology
Retail Gets Real episode 186: How retailers can adapt for safety and convenience.
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Holiday 2020: Forecasting the unknown
 
Supply and demand forecasting for holiday 2020
Retail Gets Real episode 185: How retailers can use demand sensing to get ahead of trends.
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Michaels Stores innovates to keep families busy at home
 
Michaels Stores launch online arts and crafts during pandemic
Retail Gets Real episode 184: ‘Boredom Busters’ and live classes meet growing consumer need.
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Blog
 
Stories around retail industry insights, trends and transformation.
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NRF chief economist 'cautiously optimistic' but says holiday sales will hinge on 'wildcard puzzle pieces'
 
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Thanks to the pandemic, forecasting holiday sales is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces.
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One good product
 
Sustainable and healthy groceries
Public Goods CEO Morgan Hirsh on the DTC brand’s sustainability and retail partnerships.
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6 key takeaways from NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS
 
Cybersecurity
Potential vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.
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NRF Files Public Records Request in Response to California Mall Closures
 
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NRF Files Public Records Request in Response to CA Mall Closures
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COVID-19 retail trends that are here to stay
 
Contactless payments
Seizing the moment with AI, user-generated content and contactless payments.
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