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Back-to-class shopping has begun

As of early July, more than half (55%) of back-to-school and college shoppers have already begun buying items for the upcoming school year.

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NRF 2024 Back-to-Class Webinar

July 23, 2024, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Join NRF's Chief Economist, Jack Kleinhenz and Vice President of Industry and Consumer Insights, Katherine Cullen as they discuss the latest data on consumers' shopping and spending plans for the upcoming 2024 back-to-school season.

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Moderate retail sales growth in June

Retail sales showed moderate growth in June amid a still-solid economy and near-zero inflation for retail goods, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions.

 
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NRF on CNBC

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay joins CNBC to discuss the state of the consumer, consumer spending, tariffs and more.

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay on June Retail Sales
 
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NRF Retail Monitor Plus

The NRF Retail Monitor Plus is NRF’s latest offering from the Center for Retail & Consumer Insights, leveraging innovative and powerful new purchase data to help guide and inform our members through the ever-changing retail landscape. 

NRF Nexus 2024

July 15-17, 2024
Terranea Resort | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


NRF Nexus is where retail technology, marketing and digital leaders build impactful connections and big ideas around the future consumer.

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Focus on advancing growth amid discussions on tax reform

Despite a slowdown in GDP growth from 3.4% in Q4 2023 to 1.4% in Q1 2024, the economy continues to show signs of stability, writes NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. 

 
NRF PROTECT 2024

See highlights from NRF's retail loss prevention, digital fraud, cybersecurity and enterprise risk event in Long Beach, California.

Retail Circularity: An Action Guide for Retailers

NRF and Deloitte collaborated to develop a guide that provides an industry-wide perspective on emerging circular business models.

 
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5 takeaways from NRF’s inaugural Big Show Asia Pacific

NRF’s first-ever Retail’s Big Show Asia Pacific convened 7,000 business leaders from 52 countries and nearly 300 technology providers.

 
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American Privacy Rights Act

Congress is considering the APRA, sweeping privacy legislation that could leave Main Street businesses vulnerable to lawsuits from greedy trial lawyers.

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Retail supports more than 1 in 4 American jobs

Explore the new report, The Economic Contribution of the U.S. Retail Industry, compiled by PwC, to see a view of the retail industry by the numbers, including employment, number of retail establishments, labor income and impact on GDP across the country and in your state. 

 
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