|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.
|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 Add 15,200 Jobs in September |
Release Date: October 22, 2013
|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.
|National Retail Federation to Host First-Ever Virtual Career Fair for Students, Young Professionals on Oct. 16|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
The National Retail Federation announced today it will host its first-ever Virtual Career Fair, designed to connect students and young professionals seeking entry-level careers and internships with leading retailers.
|NRF Forecasts Marginal Sales Gains This Holiday Season|
Release Date: October 03, 2013
NRF expects sales in the months of November and December to marginally increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, over 2012's actual 3.5 percent holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent.
| NRF Announces 10 Recipients of Full-Tuition “Dream BIG” Scholarships|
Release Date: August 07, 2013
The National Retail Federation, in partnership with University of Phoenix, announced today the names of 10 individuals who will receive full-tuition scholarships to fulfill their educational and professional dreams by undertaking a bachelor's or MBA program with University of Phoenix.
|NRF Launches Retail Industry Job Board |
Release Date: June 05, 2013
The National Retail Federation today announced the launch of Retail Jobs powered by NRF, a unique recruiting and search tool developed for retailers and job seekers. The job board will serve as a fundamental part of NRF’s This is Retail: Careers, Community, Innovation campaign, which was launched in April 2013 in an effort to broaden and enhance perceptions of the industry.
| NRF Foundation Awards $195,000 in Scholarships to 26 College Students Pursuing Retail Careers|
Release Date: May 30, 2013
More than two dozen college students received great news this month when they learned they were chosen as a recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the NRF Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund. Each student, representing 26 schools around the country, was nominated by educators based on demonstrated academic achievements and their strong passion for retail.
|NRF Calls on President Obama to Work with the U.S. Senate on National Labor Relations Board Nominees|
Release Date: May 16, 2013
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President David French on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s 2-1 decision invalidating President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|NRF to Welcome Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon as Keynote at Retail’s BIG Show 2013|
Release Date: October 25, 2012
The National Retail Federation announced today that Bill Simon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S. will keynote Retail’s BIG Show, January 13-16, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
|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.