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Policy Spotlight
Organized Retail Crime

Organized retail crime (ORC) is the large-scale theft of retail merchandise with the intent to resell the items for financial gain. ORC typically involves a criminal enterprise employing a group of individuals who steal large quantities of merchandise from a number of stores and a fencing operation that converts the stolen goods into cash. Learn more about how ORC differs from shoplifting, the impact it’s having on retailers across the nation and how NRF is working with lawmakers to combat the issue.

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Top issues on our agenda

Organized Retail Crime
NRF has stepped up its efforts to have Congress address the issue of organized retail crime.
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Supply Chain Infrastructure
NRF supports initiatives that modernize the nation's infrastructure.
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Swipe Fees
Credit and debit card swipe fees cost retailers and their customers nearly $140 billion each year.
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Protecting Consumer Privacy
Safeguarding consumer privacy is one of retailers’ top priorities.
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Labor Relations
NRF supports restoring the NLRB's role as a neutral arbitrator in labor-management disputes.
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