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Easter

Consumer spending expected to reach $16.4 billion
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity:
Protecting businesses and customers
Public Policy
Patent trolls hurt innovation

The rise of patent trolls has meant that every sector of the economy is subject to their abuses and frivolous lawsuits. Here are seven efficient and effective solutions that won't harm the value of patents.

Supply Chain
LA and Long Beach officials discussed the future of West Coast ports with supply chain stakeholders.
Online
Stats and examples to spring for smartphone and tablet-focused campaigns this season and beyond.
Online
Shop.org Think Tank

Shop.org Think Tank: The Promises and Perils of Online Retail Marketplaces

Marketplaces are growing in importance as part of the consumer’s shopping journey. The landscape for marketplaces is vast, global and nuanced. The Shop.org Think Tank explores how retailers need to evaluate online retail marketplaces to drive business goals.

Retail Trends
Retailers shouldn’t look at last year’s weather to predict this season’s trends. Here’s why.
Retail Trends
An interview with Isabella Rose Taylor, the youngest honoree on The List.
Retail Trends

2014 Holidays: What really happened

Use this overview of 2014 as a guide to planning for the 2015 holiday season.
Retail Trends
Retailers hired about 9,400 college students for internships last summer.
Public Policy
Marketplace Fairness Act reintroduced.
Public Policy
President Obama understands the need to protect sensitive consumer information like credit card numbers.

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.
Retail Trends
Dream BIG scholarship recipients

More than a dozen 2013 and 2014 Dream BIG scholarship recipients share how — and why — they make time to pursue a degree while balancing work and family life.

Public Policy
Landmark sales tax ruling relied on out-of-date precedent.

Press Release

Consumers on the Hunt for Candy, New Spring Apparel This Easter

Easter spending expected to reach $16.4 billion this year.
Online

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

A Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research.
Technology

Retail CIO Download Agenda 2015: Secure and Innovate

A look at retail CIOs' most important challenges and opportunities for 2015.

Press Release

Imports Still Rising as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog

Retail imports to rise 16.9 percent in March.