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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
Consumer Trends
Total spending is expected to reach $75.8 billion in 2016. Check out the trends.
Online
Shop.org Think Tank: Personalization, Value and Relevance

Shop.org Think Tank: Personalization, Value and Relevance

When it comes to personalization, retailers can engage consumers in market-defining, sector-differentiating ways. It starts with revisiting the basics, recognizing there might already be more data available than previously thought and carefully considering goals and strategies.

Press Release

National Retail Federation Upgrades 2016 Economic Forecast

Retailers Expect Increase in Consumer Spending to Continue
Merchandising
Emily Wengert describes a future where retailers predict customer needs at the Shop.org Digital Experience Workshop.
Mobile
Deepika Pandey and Ray Kim explain how Walgreens became a mobile leader.
Online
Former J.C. Penney executive talks fast change at the Shop.org Digital Experience Workshop.
Mobile
Edgacent and Cornerstone Brands presented mobile usability insights at Shop.org's Digital Experience Workshop.
Technology
Robotics may be the new business “disrupter.”
Marketing
‘Recreational retail’ transforms staid shopping experiences into memory-makers.
Consumer Trends
Shoppers 60-plus are not just spending — they’re spending in discretionary categories.
Retail Trends
New Jersey

New Jersey is a perfect example of retail’s best attributes: unique ideas, a rich history rooted in hard work, adaption to trends and technology, opportunities to learn and grow and a strong commitment to community.

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.
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.

Retail Trends

2016 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

Survey data and retailer insights to inspire company-wide conversations about holiday planning.
Public Policy
Debit card swipe fee cap has been a win for consumers, retailers and the economy.

Press Release

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

NRF ranked 23rd, higher than several other industry associations.

Press Release

25 Semi-Finalists Named for the NRF Foundation’s 2016 Ray Greenly Scholarship

Five finalists will be announced at Retail’s Digital Summit.