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Startup of the Year

It's like "Shark Tank" for digital commerce.
Proposal Would Erode Pathway to Careers
Public Policy
Patent law

Without common sense reform that will return balance to the system, patent trolls have no reason to stop their rampant extortion of retailers. 

Retail Trends
Differentiation is key for the nation’s fastest-growing retailers.
Retail Trends
As part of the Hot 100, STORES takes a deep dive into several retail segments.
Consumer Trends
Back to school

A look at some of the most interesting data points in NRF’s annual consumer survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Social Responsibility
Chico’s FAS makes helping others easy.
Loss Prevention
Microsoft pulls out the big guns to combat cybercrime.
Retail Trends

2015 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

The retailer’s guide to key questions and issues about the upcoming holiday season.
Holiday marketing

Alex and Ani CMO and SVP of Digital Ryan Bonifacino shares how the brand is building a bridge between its website and bricks-and-mortar stores.

Back-to-school stats, campaigns and trends that could help retailers heading into the holiday season.
NRF calculates retail sales increased 0.3 percent in July.
Total retail employment is up by 209,100 jobs from last year.
Public Policy

Rethinking Overtime

How increasing overtime exemption thresholds will affect the retail and restaurant industries.
Public Policy
Bill sponsor speaks at NRF Retail Advocates Summit.

The State of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing and Merchandising

Developed in partnership with Forrester Research and Bizrate Insights.

Press Release

Imports Up as Retailers Look Toward Holiday Season

Imports are expected to be up 3.6 percent this month.
Retail Trends
Amazon leads retailers that have appeared in every Hot 100.
Retail Trends
Hot restaurants are tapping into technology, changing lifestyles.