National Retail Federation

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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.

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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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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NRF on Fox Business

NRF’s President and CEO, Matthew Shay, speaks with Fox Business about the impact of theft on retail and outlines possible solutions to the crime problem.

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Retail HR professionals discuss hiring trends, artificial intelligence and the future of the industry
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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
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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
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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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The Vitamin Shoppe’s path to unified commerce
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Retail Gets Real Episode 315: EVP and COO Andrew Laudato on leading through times of accelerated innovation.
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Retail Sales Rose Sharply in July
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Retail sales reversed a downward trend in July as Prime Day and promotions by other brands prompted increased shopping.
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Store closing announcements up, along with retail bankruptcies
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2023 continues to be a much tougher year for retailers.
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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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