WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President of Asset Protection and Retail Operations David Johnston following the Allen, Texas, outlet mall shooting.
“On behalf of NRF staff, our members and leadership, we are horrified by the senseless loss of life on Saturday in Allen, Texas, at a retail outlet mall. We strongly encourage policymakers to find lasting solutions to prevent these needless acts of violence against innocent victims.
“The NRF Loss Prevention community has and continues to work with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies to provide active shooter resources for the retail industry. These resources are frequently reviewed to ensure they maintain the latest guidance with DHS, CISA and other agencies. We know that our retailers and malls have these guidelines, as well as their own policies, strong partnerships with law enforcement, employee training programs and updated safety protocols.
“Retailers large and small work every single day to ensure the health and safety of their employees and the customers they serve. It is a shared and urgent priority for the industry and NRF.”
The National Retail Federation passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail succeed. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. nrf.com