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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

127 million Americans plan to celebrate
Mobile
March cover image of a drone

Experts say it’s going to be more than a few years before autonomous drones are making deliveries in and around U.S. cities, but DHL is already doing it in Germany. STORES Magazine looks at what it will take for the retail industry’s use of drones to really take off....

Small Business
Student correspondent Garrett Ledbetter finds out how retail impacts employees, families and communities in Texas.
Marketing

NRF CMO Study: Balancing Digital and Traditional Media to Drive In-Store Sales

Inaugural members-only report from the NRF CMO Council.
Public Policy
Credit card

A federal judge says an American Express rule blocking retailers from encouraging customers to use credit cards with lower fees violates antitrust laws.

Press Release

Americans Planning to Save, Not Splurge, with Tax Refunds This Year, According to NRF Survey

Half of those expecting a refund plan to save.
Public Policy
NRF's open letter to President Obama appeared in the Wall Street Journal.
Public Policy
Ask the average person and he'll tell you full time is 40 hours a week.
Technology

Retail CIO Download Agenda 2015: Secure and Innovate

A look at retail CIOs' most important challenges and opportunities for 2015.
Consumer Trends
Consumers are spending slightly more, but remain cautious.

Press Release

Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

NRF’s consumer spending survey.
Online
SORO 2015

The State of Retailing Online 2015: Key Metrics, Initiatives and Mobile Benchmarks

How retailers' key digital commerce metrics fared in 2014 and the key initiatives they're prioritizing in 2015.

Chain Restaurants
The introduction of the RFS Reform Act is a giant first step toward repeal.

Press Release

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement

Congestion, slowdowns and suspensions impacted entire supply chain.
Economy
Year of the Goat

The economy is recovering but continues to be characterized by fits and starts and highs and lows. Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz remains optimistic about overall growth for the retail industry in 2015.

Loss Prevention
NRF joins law enforcement coalition to fight organized retail crime.