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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

RetailCareers

A Career in Retail

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Retail is an industry that allows you to pick any passion and pursue it down an exciting career path, filled with endless opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you’re seeking to make an impact from the start of your career, learn new or innovative technology, and most importantly, gain success in a field that rewards ambitious hard workers – retail is for you.

A SPOTLIGHT ON RETAIL EMPLOYMENT
Did you know? 44% of retail employees do not work in sales positions.

Choose your own adventure with a job in retail. Find your area of interest and explore the possibilities. View, print and share the chart.

In search of career advice? Check out these hard-won leadership lessons from 21 retail executives. View the quotes and get inspired.

REDEFINING RETAIL CAREERS AT HSN
More than a TV network, HSN has an all-star team of talented, creative employees helping the company expand into digital, mobile, and social media, creating one of the most innovative and adaptive brands. See why HSN employees say ‘It’s Fun Here.’

Store leaders have a huge responsibility running the retail business and helping their associates grow in their careers. Meet eight store leaders who combined have over 170 years of experience and manage over 715 associates. Several of them oversee stores that garner annual sales of over $8 million.

Read their stories and find out why they have such a passion for their job, pride for their team, and are dedicated members of their community. And they seem to have a lot of fun doing it.

How many retail jobs can you name in 10 seconds?

This pop quiz includes some tough questions: What is retail? What’s the highest you can be promoted in retail? What is the “Beyond” in Bed, Bath and Beyond? See how your own retail knowledge stacks up. Watch the video.