Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity and Inclusion

Content and resources for retailers on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

NRF is following the lead of the retail industry in ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives remain a priority. Our efforts are focused on supporting retailers, including the 52 million American workers supported by the industry, and ensuring our own organization is leading by example. Efforts include:

  • Establishing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group for retail members to collaborate on best practices to ensure racial, ethnic and gender equity within the industry.
  • Facilitating monthly conference calls for the working group where benchmarking surveys and short- and long-term strategic goals and plans are discussed.
  • Convening an internal task force to celebrate and promote diversity, and build an inclusive culture of sincere respect and belonging. 
  • Surveying retail companies to understand their current D&I priorities and challenges and to provide benchmarks on the processes and programs they have in place to promote a diverse workforce.

Latest from the industry

Big Show 2022
How the power of the consumer will drive change
NRF 2022: Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris on the economic recovery, consumerism and diversity.
Leaders from Savage x Fenty, Marjani Beauty, Albertsons, Best Buy on diversity
The realities of implementing DE&I learnings within your organization
NRF 2022: Executives from Best Buy, Albertsons, Savage X Fenty and Marjani Beauty on training, conversations and policy.
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Marc Morial on stage at NRF 2022: Retail's Big Show
DE&I program highlights changing systems to foster equity
NRF 2022: Conversations about business, technology, ethics, fairness and policy.
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Sharon Leite and James Fripp at NRF 2022
Making DE&I personal
NRF 2022: Leaders from Saks OFF 5TH, The Vitamin Shoppe and YUM! Brands on fostering more inclusive workplaces.
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NRF 2020 Equality Lounge
NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show to highlight importance of diversity, equity and inclusion
Don’t miss the DE&I Stage and Showcase and the return of the FQ Equality Lounge.
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NRF Member Spotlight: Designer Brands
The company strengthens its commitment to diversity and inclusion with cultural assessments and philanthropic efforts.
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