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NRF Retail Converge

Join us for an exclusive event where the world of retail comes together. Don't miss sessions from retailers like Tractor Supply and Nordstrom Rack.

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NRF Retail Converge

Join speakers like Geevy Thomas, president at Nordstrom Rack, 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.

The latest from NRF Retail Converge

Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly on leading through the company's turnaround
 
Hubert Joly session
NRF Retail Converge: Pursing a noble purpose and putting people first.
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For Williams-Sonoma, home is where the values are
 
Laura Alber Converge session
NRF Retail Converge: CEO Laura Alber says the retailer keeps lifestyle as the lead.
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NRF Retail Converge: Day 3
 
Michelle Gass
Strengthening store sentiment and focusing on emotional health.
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Sam’s Club CEO: Changing in a changing world
 
Sam's Club session
NRF Retail Converge: Kathryn McLay talks about responding to evolving consumer demands.
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Bed Bath & Beyond transforms from the inside out
 
Bed Bath and Beyond
NRF Retail Converge: CEO Mark Tritton on the company’s customer-centered strategy.
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NRF Retail Converge: Highlights from day 2
 
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Leadership lessons from luminaries and the importance of telling better stories.
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UPS finds success by making things personal
 
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NRF Retail Converge: UPS CEO Carol Tomé on the importance of listening to your customers and your employees.
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CVS: Partnering in health during and after COVID-19
 
Neela M of CVS at Converge
NRF Retail Converge: CVS Pharmacy/Retail President Neela Montgomery on finding purpose in community.
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NRF Retail Converge: Day 1 Highlights
 
Converge session
Discussions on diversity, meeting consumers and investing in people.
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State of Retail and the Consumer 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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Law Summit
 
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.

 

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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How TikTok creates a space for community commerce
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 225: TikTok’s vertical director of retail and restaurants on commitment to inclusivity.
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NRF Retail Converge: Day 1 Highlights
 
Converge session
Discussions on diversity, meeting consumers and investing in people.
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Retail sees a new day for diversity and inclusion
 
best buy session
NRF Retail Converge: A conversation with PwC, Best Buy and Diageo North America.
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Using Retail Tech Innovation to Enhance the Customer Experience
 
Women-led tech start-ups
In collaboration with NRF, Euromonitor International created this report to explore how digital shoppers have changed.
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Retail plays a role in pride, all year long
 
Cara Delevigne
How Macy’s, Puma and more are committing to diversity, representation and inclusion.
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An inside look at Tractor Supply Company’s growth
 
Tractor Supply
Retail Gets Real episode 224: Rob Mills, EVP and chief technology and strategy officer, on creating a culture of change.
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4 takeaways from the State of Retail and the Consumer
 
In-store shopping
How brands can appeal to the post-pandemic consumer.
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3 things to know about Father's Day 2021
 
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With record-setting plans, consumers are eager to celebrate.
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Divided We Stand: Decoding the Citizen Shopper
 
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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
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 223: Jason ‘Retailgeek’ Goldberg on consumer behavior and the role of the store.
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Map of United States
 
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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