NRF Policy Council and Committees

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NRF's committees, councils and task forces offer opportunities for retail members to network, share ideas, establish best practices, participate in elite leadership opportunities, prepare testimony for Congress and grow in their careers.

Explore NRF’s policy-related councils below.


NRF Policy Committees

AI Working Group

This retail members-only working group facilitates policy and stakeholder engagement on AI issues and the development of practices and guidelines for the use of AI within retail.

Employment Law and Benefits Committee 

The NRF Employment Law and Benefits Committee is open to retail in-house legal counsel, senior human resource executives, lobbyists, compliance staff, benefit specialists and prominent outside labor counsel. This group collaborates on labor, human resources and employment law issues, including trends in litigation, new policy developments and best practices.

Food Safety Task Force

The NRF Food Safety Task Force is comprised of designated representatives from NCCR chain restaurant companies, typically senior quality assurance and food safety executives.

Food Supply Chain Committee 

The NRF Food Supply Chain Committee is comprised of chain restaurant senior purchasing executives and government affairs executives. It focuses on issues impacting the supply chains of chain restaurant companies.

General Counsels Forum (Invite-only)

The NRF General Counsels Forum is exclusive to the most senior legal officers within NRF retail member companies and focuses on sharing strategies for addressing legal and management issues of concern to retail law departments.

Gift Card Working Group

The NRF Gift Card Working Group is open to retail members to address the rapidly spreading restrictions on gift cards.

International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC)

The NRF International Trade Advisory Committee connects senior-level retail executives who support sourcing, compliance and trade roles within NRF retail member companies. This committee's key goal is to represent the industry's interests in facilitating trade efforts and eliminating burdensome U.S. and foreign trade barriers.

Policy Council (Invite only)

The NRF Policy Council extends an invitation to heads of government relations and policy executives, such as VPs, directors and managers, to review pending and proposed legislation and regulation, set official policy positions and implement strategies and tactics.

Postal Working Group

The NRF Postal Working Group provides guidance to NRF in representing retailers on matters before Capitol Hill, the Postal Rate Commission and the United States Postal Service.

Privacy Committee

The Privacy Committee is composed of senior retail executives and counsels in the government relations, legal and regulatory compliance departments within NRF retail members companies who are responsible for company operations that affect the privacy and security of consumer information.

Product Safety Committee

The NRF Product Safety Committee communicates existing and potential product safety problems within the retail industry and addresses emerging product safety issues by providing substantive and strategic input into the development of industry public policy.

Small Business Retail Council (Invite only)

The NRF Small Business Retail Council extends invitations* to small business owners, CEOs, presidents or founders to amplify their voice on the local, state and national level.

State Government Relations Council 

The NRF State Government Relations Council is a forum for NRF members to discuss current and emerging public policy issues at the state and local government levels.

Strategic Supply Chain Council

The NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council includes senior retail executives responsible for the global supply chain, transportation and logistics within their retail organizations.

Sustainability Council

The NRF Sustainability Council is a collaborative networking group open to senior executives in corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), and related sustainability issues. This council allows members to discuss best practices and spotlight key CSR, ESG and sustainability issues.

Taxation Committee

The NRF Taxation Committee is comprised of senior tax executives of NRF retail member companies. The committee examines tax legislative and regulatory policies that affect retailers and recommends policy positions for the NRF to try to achieve through lobbying efforts.

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