Virtual Big Show

NRF 2021 – Chapter 1  

Big ideas, big speakers and big opportunities. Register now for the first chapter of Retail's Big Show.

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Ritch Allison, CEO, Domino’s

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison will discuss how the pandemic drove Domino’s to rebuild 60 years of standard operating procedures in six weeks to become stronger, faster and more innovative than ever before, launching services like contactless and curbside delivery.

This NRF Retail Leadership Series event is sponsored by VMware.

Ritch Allison
Shop safe shop early holiday campaign video
Shop safe, shop early

Join us in kicking off the 2020 holiday season by shopping safe and shopping early this year.

NRF Foundation COVID-19 training
The NRF Foundation launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 training
Holiday 2020 supply chain
Holiday season 2020
NRF’s holiday surveys gauge consumer sentiment and shopping trends during the winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Super Saturday and Christmas.
NRF Foundation All Access

Join us for a question and answer session with P&G Chief Communications Officer Damon Jones.

Voters during the pandemic
Vote Retail
Your voice matters. Voting has already begun. Whether you vote via absentee ballot, early in-person or on Tuesday, November 3, remember to VOTE RETAIL!
Map of United States
Coronavirus Retail Regulations by State

State-by-state look at coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store operations for retailers.


We stand up for the industry

We advocate for retail through strong representation, year-round education and impactful storytelling. Addressing complex policy issues like tariffs, data security and sales tax fairness, we speak out for retail with a clear and authentic voice like no one else can.

Learn how we champion the people and policies that fuel success for retailers.

Upcoming events

NRF Retail Leadership Series
A virtual event series featuring conversations with retail's top CEOs about leadership and the future of retail.
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NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter One
A virtual event to be held January 12-14, 19 and 21-22, featuring robust content combined with a digital expo.
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NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter Two
Where industry leaders exchange visionary ideas, build partnerships and experience the newest technology.
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The latest

A closer look at Halloween 2020
Halloween 2020 shopping
Sharing the National Confectioners Association’s perspective on the year’s sweetest holiday.
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How COVID-19 is changing mergers and acquisitions
Amazon and Whole Foods
Retail Gets Real episode 192: The effects on the economy and innovation open opportunities for retail investments.
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NRF member spotlight: Five Below
Five Below holidays
Insights on how the retailer is reimagining this historical holiday shopping season.
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The new face of vending machines
Contactless vending machine
‘Unattended retail’ is rising in popularity.
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Consumers Prioritize Spending on Family, Friends Ahead of Holiday Season
As the coronavirus pandemic extends into the winter holiday season, consumers are looking to purchase gifts that bring j
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A closer look at 2020’s Top and Hot Retailer lists
Retail Gets Real episode 191: Insights on digital, omnichannel, technology and customer experiences.
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Through the retail lens: Efficiency versus agility in the supply chain
Supply chain
RSR Research’s Brian Kilcourse on fulfillment and hyper-localism.
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Prioritizing customer service throughout the pandemic
drive through during pandemic
Key takeaways from conversations with QSR experts.
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Small businesses join forces to succeed
Small town marketplace
Localized online marketplaces combine neighborhood appeal and convenience.
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Halloween provides an escape from 2020
Halloween 2020 amid pandemic
Retail Gets Real episode 190: More than 148 million U.S. adults plan on participating in Halloween this year.
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Through the retail lens: Weather’s impact
Order online pick-up
Hurricanes, mild winters and what’s in store over the next decade.
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‘If we couldn’t go to D.C., D.C. could still come to us’
TX OK Retail Advocates
As NRF reimagined its annual Retail Advocates Summit this year, the theme was “Agility in a Time of Crisis.”
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Current Covid-19 resources

New NRF Foundation credential provides tactics to mitigate customer conflict
Trainings help retail workers work safely and keep the economy open.
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Retail sales growth speeds up as September marks fourth month of gains
A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing V-shaped recovery as retail sales growth accelerated in September.
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Retailers say White House and Congress cannot wait on new pandemic recovery legislation
NRF expressed concern over President Trump’s decision to stop negotiating with Congress over pandemic relief.
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6 key takeaways from NRF PROTECT ALL ACCESS
Potential vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.
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Leading during ‘ugly caterpillar’ times
How leaders are working with their teams to successfully work from home.
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August retail sales grow as pandemic recovery continues
Retail sales continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic in August, showing both montly and annual gains.
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COVID-19 takes its toll on toys
Movie delays create merchandising challenges for toy retailers.
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Imports spike as economy continues recovery
Imports surged to unexpected high levels this summer as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up.
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Through the retail lens: HVAC and battling the spread of COVID-19
Tips for retailers evaluating their ventilation systems.
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NRF chief economist says coronavirus 'continues as a shock' for small businesses
Data indicating small business owners are pessimistic about the coronavirus shows the need for economic stimulus.
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COVID-19 accelerates retail innovation
Gap and Lowe’s are among companies that have reimagined the customer experience.
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Parents to spend even more on computers and desks as expectations of online classes increase
Most families still don’t know what students need for school this year, but more expect at least some online classes.
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