NRF Retail Converge

NRF Retail Converge

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matt interview 6 9 2021

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay joins ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss the NRF retail sales forecast for the remainder of 2021 with continued vaccine distribution and openings.

Economic forecast 2021

NRF forecasts that retail sales during 2021 will increase to more than $4.44 trillion as more individuals continue to get vaccinated and the economy reopens.

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Laura Alber
NRF Retail Converge

Join speakers like Laura Alber, President and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and other experts across the retail industry for an unparalleled opportunity to grow your knowledge. This is your chance to see the innovations and discover the strategies that will drive success in the second half of 2021 and beyond.

NRF Retail Law Summit

Join us for this virtual event that gives retail attorneys the tools and strategies to advise and guide their organization through educational sessions on current legal issues.

Law Summit

News from the blog

Introducing NRF Retail Converge
Virtual show
NRF’s new virtual event offers the depth of a workshop within the breadth of a conference.
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3 things to know about Father's Day 2021
A father and his daughter enjoy a sports game together
With record-setting plans, consumers are eager to celebrate.
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Divided We Stand: Decoding the Citizen Shopper
Shopping bags
The past year of social, economic and personal upheaval has amplified the voice of the consumer.
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When Black-owned businesses succeed, our economy succeeds
Black owned businesses
Connecting with the Congressional Black Caucus at the Retail Advocates Town Hall.
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Digital expectations in a physical world
Shopping bags
Retail Gets Real episode 223: Jason ‘Retailgeek’ Goldberg on consumer behavior and the role of the store.
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How Hilton, Love’s Travel Stops and more are preparing for a summer on the move
Americans are ready to travel, and the hospitality industry is ready to welcome them back.
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Best Buy emphasizes inclusive leadership
Best Buy
Retail Gets Real episode 222: 4 qualities to foster in effective leaders.
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NRF Retail Converge Preview: Top sessions and highlights for the June event
NRF Retail Converge
Retail Gets Real episode 221: What not to miss at NRF’s newest event.
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Tommy Hilfiger, Best Buy, Nordstrom and more on building diverse communities
Tommy Hilfiger
At NRF Retail Converge, retail leaders will reaffirm their commitments to change their workplaces and their shelves.
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Fair-trade pioneer Ten Thousand Villages marks 75 years
Ten Thousand Villages
Retail Gets Real episode 220: CEO Gordon Zook talks about positively impacting makers around the world.
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Celebrating small business in a big way at the Retail Advocates Town Hall
Small retailers
Small business owners met with members of Congress to tell retail’s story.
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Levi’s focuses on digital
Retail Gets Real episode 219: Levi Strauss Americas President Marc Rosen on the company’s lasting impact and goals.
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A father and daughter hang out on the beach together
Father's Day celebrations
As we make our way closer to the pandemic finish line, consumers are ready to show Dad some love this Father's Day.
Graduation 2021

According to NRF's annual survey, 32% of respondents will buy a gift for a graduate in their life this year.

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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.

NRF Foundation All Access

Learn how an NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship Recipient got to his current role and what prepared him with the tools to face whatever comes his way.

COVID-19 training
NRF Foundation COVID-19 training
The NRF Foundation launched credentials in its RISE Up program in response to COVID-19. As restrictions lift, train employees to avoid and de‑escalate conflict.

Current COVID-19 resources

Coronavirus Resources for Retailers
Resources and information for retailers on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NRF Welcomes EEOC Vaccination Guidance
NRF Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission releasing updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance
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Retailers to State & Local Leaders: Clarity Needed on Mask Orders
Retailers ask state governors and mayors to consider the practicality around new CDC guidelines on masks.
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April Retail Sales Hold Mostly Steady from March and Show ‘Off the Chart’ Gains Over 2020 Shutdowns
Retail sales were virtually unchanged from a month before and grew dramatically year-over-year in April.
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Retailers help advance President Biden’s vaccination goal
Target, Krispy Kreme, The Vitamin Shoppe and more are offering incentives to vaccinated people.
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Retail Cargo Imports Set New Record as Economy Recovers
Retail cargo imports hit a new record this spring and the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than 2020.
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With ‘Feel-Better Situation’ for Consumers, Economy Could See Fastest Growth Since 1980s
With more businesses reopening and rehiring employees, the economy could see its fastest growth in three decades.
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March Retail Sales See Strong Rebound Amid Increased Vaccination and Government Stimulus
Retail sales rebounded March as government checks fattened bank accounts and more vaccination let consumers get out.
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One Year Later, Economy 'Has Come a Long Way'
The economy has made dramatic progress since the pandemic hit a year ago, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
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NRF Says Extension of Paycheck Protection Program Vital to Small Businesses
NRF issued a statement following the Senate's approval to extend the Paycheck Protection Program. 
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February Retail Sales Show Strong Year-Over-Year Growth as Vaccine and Stimulus Provide a Boost
Retail sales gained considerable year-over-year traction in February despite a monthly slowdown from January.
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Retailers Express Concern About OSHA Emergency Regulation
NRF expressed concern about a possible OSHA emergency temporary standard regulation regarding COVID-19.
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