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Thanksgiving weekend shopping

Thanksgiving weekend 2021

Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday proved to be a successful holiday shopping weekend.

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NRF on Fox Business

NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discusses how consumers should start holiday shopping early amid supply chain challenges and labor shortages.

Fox Business with Matt Shay
Holiday shopping
Historic Consumer Strength and Retail Ingenuity

NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discusses consumers and the holidays. Despite significant challenges, retailers anticipate perhaps the strongest holiday shopping season on record.

NRF launches ad campaign opposing tax increases to fund reconciliation bill
“NRF created this campaign to ensure American job creators and workers understand that funding this spending bill will cost trillions of taxpayer dollars," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
2021 Holiday Spending Reflects Consumer Demand
Shoppers will spend an average of $997.73 on gifts, holiday items and non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this year.
Holiday shopping
Supply Chain
Tell Congress: Save Our Shipments

The supply chain crisis has retailers and consumers wondering if they’ll be facing empty shelves and higher prices as we head into the holiday shopping season. That’s why we need you to send an SOS to Congress - Save Our Shipments.

Holiday 2020 supply chain

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Retail Gets Real episode 248: All commerce is becoming digital — even when it happens in store.
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NRF policy update: The issues impacting retail
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4 ways consumers can securely shop online this holiday season
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ORC costs retailers an average of $700,000 per $1 billion in retail sales.
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Answers to this holiday season’s most-asked questions
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Retail Gets Real episode 246: An FAQ about how the retail industry is faring this holiday.
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The National Retail Federation today announced its new NRF Nexus event.
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How the pandemic changed retail design
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Landini Associates Managing Director Rikki Landini on reinventing the new normal.
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Retailers fight back against organized retail crime
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Retail Gets Real episode 244: Tony Sheppard from ThinkLP on the pandemic’s impact and how retailers can tackle the issue
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Adapting the store to evolving consumer needs
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Retail Gets Real episode 243: Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg of Publicis Groupe.
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NRF Foundation launches credential

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

NRF Foundation credential
President of CVS Pharmacy on leadership

CVS Pharmacy President Neela Montgomery is one of the leaders on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 to be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in January.

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Coronavirus Retail Restrictions by State

State-by-state look at coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store operations for retailers as we head toward a post-pandemic climate.


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