|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.
| Shop.org Brings Together Think Tank of Industry Leaders|
Release Date: April 04, 2013
Shop.org, the National Retail Federation’s digital division, is bringing together thought leading digital retail executives and solution providers to tackle some of the industry’s top challenges. The Shop.org Think Tank collaborates to identify and develop points of view on trends, business models, technologies and strategies that will shape the future of online retail and the role of digital in retail.
|Seven in 10 Americans Adjusting Spending Plans to Cope with Recent Payroll Tax Changes, According to NRF|
Release Date: February 21, 2013
A change in federal tax law that decreased the take-home pay of many working Americans is impacting household budgets. According to NRF’s 2013 Tax Returns Survey conducted by BIGinsight, nearly three-quarters (73.3%) of those polled say their spending plans are taking a hit.
|Shop.org/Okamura Consulting Examine Where Digital Fits in Today’s Retail Organization|
Release Date: January 15, 2013
Shop.org is launching today a multi-part initiative to engage the industry in examining how retailers are integrating all things “digital” into their business structures.
|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.
|HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman Elected Chair of NRF Foundation Board of Directors|
Release Date: January 14, 2013
The NRF Foundation, the non-profit arm of the National Retail Federation, announced today that Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSNi, was elected as the new chair of its Board of Directors for a two-year term.
|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
|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.
|Return Fraud to Cost Retailers $2.9 Billion This Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey|
Release Date: December 04, 2012
|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.
|Cyber Monday Shoppers Stock Up On Clothing, Electronics, According to Shop.org|
Release Date: November 29, 2012
|Thanksgiving Day Promotions Win Over Millions of Holiday Shoppers, According to NRF|
Release Date: November 25, 2012
The New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins weren’t the only winners this Thanksgiving Day as more than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year – scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and toys. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight over the weekend, traffic and spending grew over the entire weekend*.
|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.
|NRF CEO: “Thanksgiving Shopping Quickly Becoming Holiday Tradition for Millions of Americans”|
Release Date: November 23, 2012
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.
|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.
|Up to 147 Million Shoppers to Visit Stores, Shop Online Black Friday Weekend, According to NRF|
Release Date: November 15, 2012
According to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, up to 147 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 152 million who planned to do so last year.
|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.