National Retail Federation

Your local merchants are fed up with unfair swipe fees

It's time to reform the broken U.S. credit card market

Tell Congress to pass the Credit Card Competition Act.

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 succeed.

Fight Retail Crime Day

October 26, 2023
Virtual webinar

The surge in organized retail crime is significantly impacting consumers, retailers, workers and the communities they serve. NRF has designated October 26 as Fight Retail Crime Day — an annual event that mobilizes the retail business community to advocate for effective solutions in combating this problem.

Retail crime
National Retail Security Survey 2023

This year’s study found the average shrink rate in FY 2022 increased to 1.6%, up from 1.4% in FY 2021. When taken as a percentage of total retail sales in 2022, that shrink represents $112.1 billion in losses. The report examines drivers of shrink, increased threat of violence associated with retail crime and other priorities.

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Things to know about the Credit Card Competition Act

Momentum is building in Congress to pass the Credit Card Competition Act. Thousands of retailers and consumers have made their voices heard by urging Congress to act.

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NRF on Fox Business

NRF’s President and CEO, Matthew Shay, speaks with Fox Business about the retail market as consumers continue to fight off the economic impact of inflation.

Matt Shay on Fox Business September 27 2023
2023 Halloween trends

Halloween participation returned to pre-pandemic levels this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF acquires Reverse Logistics Association

RLA’s reverse logistics expertise will help NRF members ‘close the loop’ and accelerate the emergence of the circular economy.

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Latest from NRF

UNTUCKit founder Chris Riccobono says consistency is key to success
Retail Gets Real episode 319: Riccobono on finding the perfect fit and growing a brand.
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NRF Foundation Announces The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2024
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NRF Foundation Announces The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2024
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Retail HR professionals discuss hiring trends, artificial intelligence and the future of the industry
NRF Talent Aquisition Group
NRF’s Talent Acquisition Group fall meeting convened human resource executives in New York.
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Telling the retail story at the state and local level
Executives at the California State Retail Meeting
Retail Gets Real episode 317: Live from the Council of State Retail Associations meeting.
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NRF Announces DICK’S Sporting Goods Executive Chairman Ed Stack as The Visionary 2024
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DICK’S Sporting Goods Executive Chairman Ed Stack will receive The Visionary award from NRF.
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Retail Sales Grew in August Despite Slowing Economy
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Retail sales rose in August as parents shopped for school supplies and other goods even as inflation continued.
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Advocating for retail: Top priorities for the fall
Capitol Hill
Retail Gets Real episode 316: NRF Senior Vice President David French on important legislation pending in Congress.
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Economy is Expanding but Momentum is Slowing
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NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says the economy is still growing, but not as fast as it was earlier this year.
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Monthly Economic Review: September 2023
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Economy is expanding but momentum is slowing.
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NRF Announces Acquisition of Reverse Logistics Association
NRF Announces Acquisition of Reverse Logistics Association
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Unions still represent only a small fraction of U.S. workers
Only 6% of private-sector employees in 2022 were members of unions.
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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 in the supply chain.

NRF Foundation credential

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