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National Retail Federation

State of Retail and the Consumer 2023

NRF 2023 sales forecast

Retail sales to grow between 4% and 6% this year.

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NRF State of Retail & the Consumer

NRF’s State of Retail & the Consumer 2023 explored the health of American consumers and the retail industry with leaders including NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D..

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Join us at NRF PROTECT
June 5-7, 2023
Grapevine, Texas

Retailers, get the tools and strategies to fight retail crime at NRF PROTECT, the industry’s loss prevention, asset protection, digital fraud and cyber risk event.

Easter spending in 2023

It’s going to be an egg-citing Easter, with consumer spending for the holiday expected to reach a new high — $24 billion by the 81% of Americans who say they’re celebrating.

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Top 50 Global Retailers in 2023

The Top 50 Global Retailers contended with another year of unusual markets created by the pandemic. Overall, retail sales and profits grew due to changes in shoppers’ needs and routines.

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Thank you, retail crime fighters

The retail industry celebrates members of Congress who have shown exceptional leadership and commitment to fighting retail crime by sponsoring bipartisan bills to help curb this dangerous trend and deter retail criminals.

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NRF Foundation credential

The NRF Foundation’s RISE Up Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics course prepares employees for roles in warehouse and fulfillment amid supply chain disruption.

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