National Retail Federation


Lower inflation through tariff relief

Providing relief to U.S. businesses, workers and consumers will ease the strain of inflation.

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.

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As we continue to face the highest rate of inflation in decades, consumers and businesses are feeling the pain of higher prices on everything from everyday goods and services to rent, groceries and gas. NRF surveyed shoppers in May 2022 to understand how their behaviors and attitudes are changing in the face of higher prices.


Watch NRF President and CEO, Matthew Shay, discuss the current state of retail and the consumer.

Closing Bell May 2022
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Tell Congress: Reform the broken and unfair U.S. credit card market

Swipe fees for processing credit card transactions cost more than $700 a year for the average family. Reforming the credit card market would foster competition and significantly help Main Street businesses and their customers during these challenging economic times.

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State of Retail and the Consumer 2022

NRF’s State of Retail and the Consumer event explored the health of the American consumer and behavior trends during and after the pandemic.


Latest from the NRF

Micro-fulfillment: The luxury of last-mile delivery
Join NRF, Attabotics and Accenture on Thursday, May 26.
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How Saks OFF 5th puts consumers first
Saks Off Fifth
Retail Gets Real episode 270: President and CEO Paige Thomas on the retailer’s customer-centric strategy.
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How Bloomingdale's pivoted its security strategy
NRF PROTECT 2022 Speaker Spotlight: Peter Chie.
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How Crocs takes ugliness to a new marketing level
CMO Heidi Cooley on attracting ‘one-of-a-kind’ fans to the comfortable shoe brand.
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How PGA TOUR Superstore is welcoming new golfers
PGA Tour Superstore
Retail Gets Real episode 269: CMO Jill Thomas on building an inclusive store experience.
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3 sustainability trends to watch
Sustainable shopper
Consumer sentiment, demand for transparency and technology are driving retail-focused sustainability efforts.
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NRF Responds to Act of Domestic Terrorism
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NRF issued a statement Beckner regarding the recent act of domestic terrorism in Buffalo, N.Y.
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U.S. retailers announced nearly seven times as many store openings as closings in the first quarter of 2022
Store openings
Consumers are returning to stores as the pandemic eases.
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DSW balances customer convenience and fraud prevention
NRF PROTECT 2022 Speaker Spotlight: Linda M. Campbell.
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Verizon Consumer Group’s omnichannel strategy to drive traffic and create demand
Customer experience
Retail Gets Real episode 268: Chief Operating Officer Krista Bourne on personalizing customer experience.
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Lower inflation through tariff relief
Tariffs cost the average American household more than $1,200 in 2020.
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How ports can untangle the supply chain snarl
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Port of Cleveland President and CEO William Friedman on the next supply chain challenge.
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NRF PROTECT is where loss prevention, digital fraud and cybersecurity experts unite to share insights and strategies. Join us for the most important retail security event of 2022 as we return in-person in Cleveland.

NRF Nexus

Game-changing presentations, thought-provoking conversations and cutting-edge ideas for retailers. Join us for NRF Nexus 2022 in Southern California.

NRF Nexus
NRF 2022: Retail's Big Show Recap

After two years apart, NRF 2022: Retail's Big Show brought the industry back together in person in New York City, Jan. 16-18, 2022.

NRF Foundation Honors 2022

The NRF Foundation Honors on April 13 in NYC awarded undergraduate scholarships and recognized retail professionals.

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.

NRF Foundation credential

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