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2021 NRF NXT Webinar Series

NRF NXT Webinar Series

A free series occurring every Wednesday in September. Join us for 5 weekly conversations on the future of digital retail, live or on demand.

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Introducing The Visionary 2022: Target CEO Brian Cornell

Target Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell will receive The Visionary award from the National Retail Federation at the NRF Foundation Honors in January.

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NRF Retail Law Resource Center

The Retail Law Resource Center is a hub for in-house retail counsel to learn strategies on guiding and advising organizations. Topics covered include employment law, COVID-19, retail litigation and opportunities to connect through committees and councils.

NRF in Washington: Advocacy update September 2021

As summer comes to an end, consumers appear willing to spend despite a tight supply chain and subsiding government stimulus programs. Congress is back in session and NRF continues to make progress on policy priorities on behalf of the retail industry.

 
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2021 Top 100 retailers

NRF’s annual look at top retailers based on sales rankings. While pandemic-related lockdowns negatively impacted some, others were able to benefit.

 

Latest from the blog

Navigating the brave new world of bricks-and-mortar retail
 
NRF NXT Webinar Series session 3
How the pandemic helped flagship stores merge the digital and physical worlds.
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Growing a digital-first home goods store with Parachute
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 237: Founder and CEO Ariel Kaye on accelerated growth during the pandemic.
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NRF and Qurate Retail Group’s Small Business Spotlight program recognized for its positive impact
 
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More than 150 businesses will have been featured by the end of 2021.
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Inside Levi’s digital strategy
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 236: How the iconic brand is becoming a digital powerhouse.
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A look at NRF’s 2021 Top Retailer lists
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 235: Inside the rankings with Kantar's Rachel Dalton.
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Ten brands founded 10 years ago and how they’ve succeeded
 
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A decade on, these retailers show strength and resilience.
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3 things to know about the back-to-school season
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 234: In-person learning drives increase in spending.
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PGA TOUR Superstore eyes growth in female golfers
 
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Chief Merchandising Officer Jill Spiegel on meeting women where they are.
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Nordstrom’s playbook for fostering diversity and inclusion
 
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Retail Gets Real episode 233: Taking DE&I efforts to the next level.
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Innovation drives some of the fastest-growing retailers of 2020
 
Fulfillment center
Micro-fulfillment centers, store-within-store concepts and reimagining retail spaces.
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Redesigning the online furniture business
 
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Retail Gets Real 232: Article COO Andy Prochazka shares how the company was born with a vision of cutting back on waste.
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Grove Collaborative CEO on making sustainable products mainstream
 
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Retail Gets Real 231: Grove Collaborative CEO Stuart Landesberg on building trust and making a difference.
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Retailers on swipe fee competition

The deadline is approaching for retailers to back Fed’s move on swipe fee competition. The scarcity of online debit card routing options has cost retailers billions of dollars.

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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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

Bahja Johnson started in the rotational management program and is now Gap Inc.’s first head of customer belonging. Get a close look at how her passion for inclusion is improving the bottom line, and inspiring change across the industry.

 
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NRF Foundation COVID-19 training

The NRF Foundation launched credentials in its RISE Up program in response to COVID-19. As restrictions come back, due to the Delta variant, 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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August Retail Sales Rise Despite 'Trifecta of Macroeconomic Headwinds'
 
Retail sales increased August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors.
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Retail Imports Remain Strong But Growth Slows as COVID-19 Disruptions Continue
 
Growth in imports is slowing as pandemic-related supply chain disruptions around the world continue.
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Labor Market Will Play Increasing Role in Economic Outlook but Rising Wages Could Lead to More Inflation
 
Strong consumer spending has been boosted by government stimulus but will rely on job creation as stimulus subsides.
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July Retail Sales Slow Amid Tight Supply Chain but Demand Continues as Consumers Learn to ‘Live with the Virus’
 
July retail sales slowed as merchants faced supply chain disruptions and vaccinations let consumers dine out and travel.
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Retail Cargo Expected to Set Record in August as Merchants Move from Back-to-School to Holiday Preparations
 
Retail cargo imports should hit yet another record in August as consumer demand continues to stretch supply chains.
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NRF Chief Economist Says Vaccination is ‘Key to Further Economic Recovery’
 
The economy is growing quickly but still depends on slowing the pandemic as consumers worry about new variants.
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NRF Responds to New CDC Mask Recommendation
 
NRF statement in response to CDC mask announcement.
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June Retail Sales Increase as Recovery Continues
 
Retail sales saw solid growth during June as the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continued.
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Retail Cargo Continues to See Double-Digit Increases Over 2020
 
Imports continue to show double-digit growth over last year as strong consumer demand keeps up its momentum.
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More than Half of Retail Professionals Say Pandemic Accelerated Tech Product Launches
 
National Retail Federation and Euromonitor International release a new report on retail technology.
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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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