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NRF issues statement on incidents at retail stores

President and CEO Matthew Shay on incidents involving retail stores across the country following recent protests:

"There is a real problem and divide in this country that we share the responsibility to address. It requires leadership in the municipal, state and federal levels of government, in our schools, our places of worship, our businesses and our homes, so we can work together — honestly, transparently and inclusively — to find solutions."

 
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Retail Leadership Series

Hal Lawton, President and CEO, Tractor Supply

June 11 | 11 a.m. ET 

open to all

Join NRF President and CEO Matthew Shaw for a candid conversation with Lawton about leading retail through times of crisis. 

 
3 ways consumers will celebrate dads this year
While fewer expect to take their dads out this Father's Day, they’re making it up in other ways.
 
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Daily updates, resources and information for retailers on the ongoing coronavirus response.

 

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Rothy’s leads business collaboration for COVID-19 relief

Retail Gets Real podcast episode 172: Rothy's Saskia van Gendt on how Rothy’s is leading the Open Innovation Coalition, a business collaboration to support COVID-19 relief.

 
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Job opportunities from coronavirus demand

These companies have announced plans to hire workers, collectively representing more than a million opportunities since the crisis began.

 
NRF Foundation offers free course for retail job seekers
Retailers are seeking to hire more than 1 million employees amid the coronavirus crisis. The NRF Foundation's introductory online RISE Up course is now free to those looking to get hired.
 
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Through the retail lens: Social marketing and retail

Pinterest's Jeremy King talks COVID-19’s impact on consumer sentiment and social media marketing.

 
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Stories around retail industry insights, trends and transformation.
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A future look at the fashion industry
 
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The coronavirus has financially threatened many fashion brands, but some find creative ways to adapt.
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How food shopping might change after the pandemic
 
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Shopper habits could change permanently.
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Retailers help consumers celebrate life’s milestones — virtually
 
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Retailers offer promotions around commencements-to-go and digital weddings.
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Retail design in a post-pandemic world
 
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Keeping employees and shoppers safe and comfortable.
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ButcherBox’s head of procurement focuses on product first
 
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Mike Billings previously spent 25 years at BJ’s Wholesale.
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Through the retail lens: Cyber vulnerability
 
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Sherri Davidoff explores data breaches, scams and lures.
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Nebraska Crossings explores the next phase of retail
 
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The mall reworked procedures to keep employees and customers safe.
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Retailers hiring during COVID-19

Crucial merchants like grocery chains, discount and drug stores are in need of additional staff and have expanded opportunities for employment — creating an economic opportunity for displaced workers and those seeking jobs in a time of uncertainty.

 

Retail Gets Real Podcast
 
NRF’s weekly podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people.
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Rothy’s leads business collaboration for COVID-19 relief
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 172: How Rothy’s is leading business collaboration for COVID-19 relief
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How KiwiCo activity boxes became a lifeline for parents
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 171: CEO and founder Sandra Oh Lin on how KiwiCo went from garage startup to ecommerce success.
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Food52 grows community during the pandemic
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 170: How a human approach to cooking and home creates fans that become customers.
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Community first: Spotlight on retail innovation in the pandemic
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 169: Retailers are innovating to accommodate.
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How the health crisis has changed consumer behavior
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 168: From delivery to new essentials, NRF's Katherine Cullen shares the latest consumer data.
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