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2016 spending to reach $75.8B
J.C. Penney’s Mike Amend
J.C. Penney’s Mike Amend to Keynote
Retail’s Digital Summit
Merchandising
Shop.org gets to know the innovator before his appearance at the Digital Experience Workshop.
Consumer Trends
School supplies

Consumer survey data provides a preview of the school shopping season.

Retail Trends
New Hampshire retailers bring a new meaning to the state’s motto, ‘Live Free or Die.’
Economy
Retail employment grew by 29,500 jobs in June over May.
Mobile
Mobile shopping

Mobile is more than the future of e-commerce. It’s the future of just about everything. Those who innovate, risk and take chances with mobile hold the future of retail in their hands. 

Online
Charlie Cole, Tumi's chief digital officer and VP, talks organizational change.
Public Policy
NRF survey proves that retailers have done their part; card industry has dropped the ball.
Economy
Better second quarter economic activity should be able to overcome current Brexit-related speed bumps.
Economy

Monthly Economic Review: June 2016

Better economic activity ahead driven by favorable consumer spending, but key risks remain.
Retail Trends
Retail trends

A quick look at industry stories from the past month — the latest, the greatest and the just plain news-worthy.

Retail Trends
How the leading brands in each segment are maintaining dominance and driving growth.
Online
Catching up with Shop.org’s Digital Commerce Startup of the Year alumni.
Public Policy
Debit card swipe fee cap has been a win for consumers, retailers and the economy.
Retail Trends

2016 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

Survey data and retailer insights to inspire company-wide conversations about holiday planning.
Public Policy
Overtime

7 Things to Know about the New Overtime Regulations

The Department of Labor issued its final rule making changes to the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act on May 18, 2016. The rules were published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016. Here are the key elements of the new regulations that you need to know now.

Public Policy
Nine months after the card industry's deadline, acrimony remains.

Press Release

Shop.org Board of Directors Welcomes Five Digital Leaders

Five digital leaders welcomed to Shop.org board of directors

Press Release

Washington Post Names NRF a Top Workplace in Washington Second Year in a Row

NRF lands on 'Top Workplaces' List
Merchandising
E-commerce guru Linda Bustos shares tips ahead of her appearance at Shop.org's Digital Experience Workshop...
Small Business

Overregulation: Burdening America's Small Retailers

What retail entrepreneurs think about how government regulations impact their businesses and the economy.
Online
An interview with Sophelle's Julie Barile.