National Retail Federation

Washington, D.C.

NRF's mid-year review

Get a closer look at NRF’s work on behalf of the retail industry so far in 2022.

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.

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shaw speaks at Retail Advocates Summit
Retailers, lawmakers and innovators gather in D.C.

Demonstrating retail’s impact

The Retail Advocates Summit is a celebration of the retail industry coming together — major iconic retail brands along with Main Street independents — to demonstrate retail’s impact every day in communities they serve.

Members of Congress participate in The Retail Experience — an educational and interactive journey through the retail industry with six immersive exhibits that demonstrate retail’s role in driving the economy, providing jobs and impacting lives and communities across the country. 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is awarded the Champion of Main Street Award at Retail Advocates Summit
Together with retailers from Minnesota, NRF’s David French presented Sen. Amy Klobuchar with the Champion of Main Street award at NRF's Retail Advocates Summit.

NRF recognizes lawmakers at Retail Advocates Summit


During the Retail Advocates Summit, NRF is proudly presenting more than 200 lawmakers with our “Hero of Main Street” and “Champions of Main Street” awards.

Follow #retailadvocates on Twitter to see the latest from the event.


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