National Retail Federation

Holiday shopping

Thanksgiving weekend shopping

A record 196.7 million Americans shopped over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association.

Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

CNBC Closing Bell
 
NRF on CNBC

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay appeared on CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss the record number of shoppers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. He also spoke about the retail impact of a potential rail strike.

 
Rail strike
 
Tell Congress: Stop the Rail Strike

A rail strike could cost the economy $2 billion a day and would be devastating for American businesses, consumers and the U.S. economy. We need you to contact Congress now and tell them to step in and prevent a rail strike.

TODAY Show
 
NRF on the TODAY show

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay appeared on the TODAY show to discuss inflation and what to expect in the stores during the holiday shopping season.

 

Thank you, retail crime fighters

The retail industry celebrates members of Congress who have shown exceptional leadership and commitment to fighting retail crime by sponsoring bipartisan bills to help curb this dangerous trend and deter retail criminals.

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Mother and child holiday shopping
 
Holiday Headquarters

Dive into what to expect this holiday season, from our holiday retail sales forecast to our latest consumer surveys.

 
Innovation Lab
 
NRF Innovation Lab

See the future at Retail's Big Show and explore our Innovation Lab.

Retail security
 
2022 National Retail Security Survey

NRF’s Retail Security Survey is an annual survey of retail loss prevention professionals that covers national retail security issues such as inventory shrink, employee integrity and organized retail crime.

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Rail freight
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NRF Statement on U.S. House’s vote to approve H.J. Res. 100.
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Rail freight
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NRF Foundation credential

The NRF Foundation’s RISE Up Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics course prepares employees for roles in warehouse and fulfillment amid supply chain disruption.

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