|NRF Foundation Launches Resource for Industry Research|
Release Date: May 01, 2013
The NRF Foundation, the careers and education division of the National Retail Federation, today announced the launch of its new Retail Insight Center, a website designed to serve as a resource for researching industry, government, economic and consumer trends within the retail industry.
| NRF Announces Industry Perception Campaign - This is Retail: Careers, Community, Innovation|
Release Date: April 11, 2013
The National Retail Federation will announce today a new initiative to broaden and enhance perceptions of the industry beyond providing consumers with great products. NRF’s This is Retail: Careers, Community, Innovation campaign, will highlight the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities at home and abroad, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.
|ARTS Unveils Standards Updates, Payments Integration White Paper at Retail’s BIG Show 2013|
Release Date: January 14, 2013
The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), the National Retail Federation’s technology standards division, today announced the release of three diverse standards for the retail technology community, all of which will be available for review in the ARTS Pavilion, booth 2253, at Retail’s BIG Show.
|Online Retailers’ 2013 Top Priorities Include Site And Mobile Optimization |
Release Date: January 13, 2013
As shoppers become increasingly connected, online retailers in 2013 will get back to basics, focusing on strategies and tactics to improve the customer experience and increase web conversion and loyalty across all devices
|Retail’s BIG Show 2013 to Bring Together Top CEOs, Industry Executives|
Release Date: January 10, 2013
Bringing together the world’s leading retailers and their business partners, Retail’s BIG Show is set to commence next week, offering a speaker lineup never seen before. The four-day convention, held January 13-16, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, will feature topics ranging from digital and mobile retailing to corporate and social responsibility to economic and consumer trends in the new year.
| ARTS BIG Show Pavilion to Display Social, Mobile and Data Management Technologies |
Release Date: January 08, 2013
| To Highlight Career Paths in Retail, NRF and University of Phoenix Announce “Dream BIG” Scholarship|
Release Date: January 08, 2013
The Dream BIG scholarship will award 10 current retail employees with full tuition at any University of Phoenix program, providing them the opportunity to pair education with work experience and ambitions to pursue a wide-array of career opportunities within the retail industry.
|NRF Foundation and American Express Announce Winners of Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Retail Challenge|
Release Date: January 03, 2013
The NRF Foundation and American Express today announced the winners of their annual Aspire2Retail Intercollegiate Challenge, which is designed to increase understanding of diverse career paths in retail by engaging university students in a competitive, collaborative role play that involves implementing a multi-tiered business strategy.
|NRF to Welcome Nobel Prize for Peace Laureate Kofi Annan as Keynote at Retail’s BIG Show 2013|
Release Date: December 13, 2012
The National Retail Federation announced today that Kofi Annan, formerly Secretary-General of the United Nations will keynote Retail’s BIG Show, January 13-16, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Annan’s keynote, “Building Strong Nations: The Three Pillars to a Prosperous Society,” is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
|Retailers Planning Last Minute Shipping Rush This Holiday Season, According to Shop.org|
Release Date: December 12, 2012
Though millions of holiday packages are crossing the country right now en route to their intended doorsteps, many Americans may choose to wait until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping. In 2010 and 2011 the average person still had half of their shopping lists to complete as of mid-December.
|NRF Foundation Awards $178,000 in Scholarships to Next Generation of Retail Leaders|
Release Date: December 03, 2012
Christmas came early for 24 college students when they learned they were recipients of a $5,000 scholarship through the NRF Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund. Each student, nominated by educators at their schools based on their high scholastic achievements and passion for retail, will receive a $5,000 scholarship to cover educational costs and a stipend to attend Retail’s BIG Show in January.
|More Shoppers Than Ever to Make the Most of Cyber Monday Deals, According to Shop.org Survey|
Release Date: November 25, 2012
Despite record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend, savvy shoppers still have plenty of appetite for one-day only deals that retailers have lined up for Cyber Monday, as 129.2 million shoppers say they’ll head to retailers’ websites on Cyber Monday.
|Santa to Bring High-Tech Gadgets, Familiar Favorites to Children This Holiday Season |
Release Date: November 20, 2012
Children’s wish lists this holiday season are full of the latest gadgets such as Apple iPads and the Nintendo Wii U, but there’s still demand for some classic gifts like LEGOs, dolls and toy cars according to NRF’s 2012 Top Toys survey conducted by BIGinsight.
|Gift Cards: The Season’s Hottest Gift, According to NRF|
Release Date: November 14, 2012
With retailers providing increasingly creative ways for gift cards to be personalized and delivered, NRF’s 2012 holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight shows that 81.1 percent of shoppers will purchase at least one gift card and will spend an average of $156.86 on gift cards, the highest amount in the survey’s 10-year history.
|Consumers Eager to Get a Jump Start on Holiday Shopping, According to NRF|
Release Date: November 13, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, 52.8 percent of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, up from 51.4 percent last year.
|Executives from Meijer, Kenneth Cole, Crocs Join RAMA Board of Directors|
Release Date: October 26, 2012
The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA), a division of The National Retail Federation, announced today Kevin Brown, group vice president, and chief marketing officer at Meijer Inc. will serve as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. . In addition to electing a new Chairman, RAMA also welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors.
|The NRF Foundation and 25 Universities Partner to Promote Retail Careers to Students|
Release Date: October 25, 2012
More than two dozen colleges and universities have joined the NRF Foundation as partners through a program that provides educators and students exclusive access to retail industry research, educational events and other industry networking opportunities.
|Shoppers to Remain Conservative With Holiday Gift Budgets This Year, According to NRF|
Release Date: October 17, 2012
Consumers are prepared for a holly, jolly holiday season, though it’s evident most will take a conservative approach with their gift-giving budgets. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and more, up slightly from the $740.57 they actually spent last year.
|NRF, Shop.org Expect Solid Growth This Holiday Season |
Release Date: October 02, 2012
Tempered by political and fiscal uncertainties but supported by signs of improvement in consumer confidence, holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. NRF’s 2012 holiday forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales increase of 3.5 percent. Actual holiday sales in 2011 grew 5.6 percent.
|Pumpkin, Princess, Witch and Vampire Costumes Top Consumers’ Halloween Favorites, According to NRF|
Release Date: September 26, 2012
This Halloween, trick-or-treaters, party-goers and pampered pets will be dressing up in traditional spooky style with pumpkin, princess, witch and vampire costumes taking the top spots in NRF’s 2012 Top Costumes survey conducted by BIGinsight.