|With Winter Weather Behind Them, Retail Employment Grows in March, According to NRF|
Release Date: April 04, 2014
|ARTS Announces Release of Change4Charity Standard|
Release Date: April 04, 2014
The Association for Retail Technology Standards, a community within the National Retail Federation, announced today the release of its Change4Charity Standard.
|Three NRF Events Make Trade Show News Network’s Prestigious Top 250 Trade Show List|
Release Date: April 03, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Retail’s BIG Show has been acknowledged as a top trade show, growing each year in size and scope and seen by trade show professionals as one of the industry’s leading events.
|NRF Unveils New Logo, Look for Association Website|
Release Date: March 24, 2014
The National Retail Federation today unveiled a new logo for the 103 year-old industry association. The logo, revealed on NRF.com, reflects the progressive, innovative industry that NRF represents, and also recognizes the historic significance of retail and the National Retail Federation.
|Americans Hoping to Cushion Their Rainy Day Funds with Tax Returns This Year|
Release Date: February 19, 2014
|Consumers Keep Budgets in Check this Valentine’s Day, According to NRF|
Release Date: February 04, 2014
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54 percent of Americans will celebrate with their loved ones this year, compared to 60 percent in 2013.
|NRF/Demandware Report Examines Retail CIOs’ Plans for “Digitizing the Store”|
Release Date: January 22, 2014
The retail landscape of 2014 is more digital than ever before, and integrating store and online operations is a key focus for retailers as e-commerce capable solutions increasingly supplant traditional point-of-sale and mobile technologies. According to a new study conducted by the NRF, Demandware and the University of Arizona that polled more than 200 U.S. and European retail business technology executives, more than one-third (35.8%) of retailers surveyed are considering a single platform to manage interactions and transactions across all channels.
|NRF Foundation Elects New Board Members to Help Shape Retail’s Future|
Release Date: January 13, 2014
The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of five new executives to its Board of Directors, including a co-founder at Gilt Groupe and president of Universal Partnerships and Licensing.
|JCPenney, Tractor Supply, Walmart CEOs Among Leaders to Join NRF Board of Directors|
Release Date: January 12, 2014
The National Retail Federation today announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors as retailers from around the globe gathered in New York for Retail’s BIG Show. The new additions will each serve a three-year term.
|Costco Co-Founder Jim Sinegal to Accept NRF’s Gold Award at Retail’s BIG Show 2014|
Release Date: January 08, 2014
The National Retail Federation is pleased to announce that Jim Sinegal, Costco co-founder and board member, will receive the Gold Medal Award in 2014 during Retail’s BIG Show.
|NRF and University of Phoenix to Award 20 Retail Workers with Full-Tuition “Dream BIG” Scholarships |
Release Date: January 08, 2014
For a second year, the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix are providing the opportunity to U.S. retail workers to make their career dreams a reality through the Dream BIG scholarship program.
|NRF Announces Finalists of 2014 Next Generation Scholarship|
Release Date: December 20, 2013
|Eight in 10 Retailers to End Standard Shipping Deadlines Before December 20, According to Shop.org|
Release Date: December 18, 2013
According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 84.2 percent of retailers say their standard shipping deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery will expire prior to Friday, December 20.
|NRF CEO: “The Real Winners This Thanksgiving Weekend are Consumers” |
Release Date: November 29, 2013
Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.
|Hot Holiday Deals Will Drive 140 Million Shoppers Online, to Stores Thanksgiving Weekend|
Release Date: November 15, 2013
For the first time since 2002, Thanksgiving falls as late as the calendar possibly allows it to, but eager holiday shoppers are already mapping their shopping strategies for the big weekend. According to a preliminary Thanksgiving weekend shopping survey, up to 140 million people plan to or will shop over the weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 147 million who planned to do so last year.* For the first time, NRF asked if people plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day: of those who plan to shop that weekend, nearly one-quarter (23.5%) plan to on Thanksgiving Day, or 33 million shoppers.
|Americans Making Progress with Gift Lists, According to NRF |
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Early October holiday promotions struck a chord with millions of Americans as 53.8 percent of shoppers say they have already started holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Specifically, just 46.2 percent say they have yet to start, the smallest percent in the survey’s history.
|Retailers Urge Action to Combat Patent Troll Demand Letters|
Release Date: November 07, 2013
Retailers, advertisers and marketers called [PDF] on Congress today to involve the Federal Trade Commission in efforts to eliminate frivolous patent lawsuits, saying vague letters sent out by “patent trolls” demanding licensing fees amount to unfair and deceptive practices.
|Retailers Add 15,200 Jobs in September |
Release Date: October 22, 2013
|Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets (Even for Themselves), According to NRF Survey|
Release Date: October 16, 2013
According to NRF's holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, two percent less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year.
|NRF Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation today called upon both Congress and the Administration to end the budget impasse and urged both political parties to immediately pass a funding bill so that federal employees and contractors can get back to work.