About Us

We stand up for retail

The National Retail Federation has represented retail for over a century. Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

As the nation’s largest private-sector employer, retail contributes $5.3 trillion to the annual GDP. No other industry comes close.

Wherever the industry goes, the nation follows — so we’re committed to helping retail go further.

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Retail's Big Show stage
We educate and inspire

Together with our philanthropic arm, the NRF Foundation, we stand up for, celebrate, educate and inspire our industry.

We’re retail’s greatest advocates, uniting an industry of leaders and boundary breakers around complex issues and bold opportunities.

NRF Membership

Membership in NRF gives retailers the opportunity to advocate on important policy issues, gain insights from industry leaders and visionaries and network with retail’s best and brightest.


Contact Us
The best way to get in touch with the NRF.
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Board of Directors
NRF's Board of Directors includes leadership from across the retail industry.
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Careers at NRF
Explore career opportunities at NRF’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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NRF Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation, the NRF Foundation builds the bridge between a growing industry with hundreds of thousands of open positions and job seekers around the country, through education, training, scholarships and experiences for job seekers of all ages and backgrounds.
National Council on Chain Restaurants
NCCR, a division of NRF, is the leading trade association exclusively representing chain restaurant companies. For more than 40 years, NCCR has worked to advance sound public policy that best serves the interests of restaurant businesses and the millions of people they employ.
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NRF Awards
NRF’s awards programs celebrate retail industry excellence.
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Committees and Councils
NRF has over 40 committees and councils for members to network, learn best practices and prepare testimony for Congress.
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Year in Review
The National Retail Federation's current and past annual reports.
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