NRF Retailer Membership

Join NRF

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NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.

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

NRF membership is company-wide and extends to all employees.

Join now or download a membership guide to learn more.

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Advocate for important policy issues

Through NRF membership, retailers can help shape the policies that impact our industry. 

  • Discuss issues and legislation with a team of policy experts. 
  • Participate in issue-specific committees. 
  • Tell policymakers how their decisions impact your business.
The NRF General Counsels Forum at one of their annual meetings in 2015
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Gain insights into industry trends

Make better decisions, transform your businesses and achieve your goals with these resources:

  • Industry benchmarks, consumer trend data and original research.
  • Members-only webinars that offer analysis from industry partners.
  • Briefings and newsletters that keep you apprised of essential retail news.
Network with retail’s best and brightest
  • Share ideas and best practices with like-minded members.
  • Promote open positions and get connected to 11,000 pre-qualified job seekers.
  • Get discounted registration and connect with 18,000 member companies at 22 events in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada every year.
  • Join one of 40+ committees to connect with like-minded peers. 
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What is retail?

See if your company qualifies for a retail membership. 

See industry definitions

Get insider access to industry information

Retail Events
NRF produces and supports events all year long. Explore our featured events below or browse through our full calendar.
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Retail Resources and Tools
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Planning calendars, top retailers lists and retail safety resources and tools.
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Committees and Councils
NRF has more than 40 committees, councils and task forces.
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NRF members also receive exclusive discounts to these partner events throughout the year.

Questions? Contact our membership team at 202-783-7971 or