Supply Chain

NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and advocate for policies that improve the retail industry.

Learn more about opportunities to connect with peers in the supply chain community through our councils, committees and events, and explore NRF's supply chain content, events, resources and advocacy issues below.

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Webinar Series

Join NRF for our monthly Retail Supply Chain Lunch and Learn webinars addressing the most pressing supply chain issues

View previous webinars on demand (members only)
NRF Retail Converge

NRF's upcoming virtual event, June 21-25, brings the entire retail community together, including supply chain professionals, for deep learning within their field as well as visionary thinking on the future of the industry. Connect with other supply chain leaders, learn from experts and advance your knowledge to grow in your career.

NRF Retail Converge

Sponsorship opportunities

From webinars to conferences, NRF offers many sponsor opportunities to engage with retail supply chain leaders. 

Contact Tami Sakell | VP, Exhibit Sales & Sponsorships | 202-661-3044 to learn more.

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NRF Supply Chain Committees and Councils

Retail supply chain executives at NRF member companies have the opportunity to join one of NRF’s committees, offering opportunities to share information and best practices, network with other members in their field and help shape policy that impacts the retail industry.

Trade and supply chain policy issues

Global Trade

NRF works on Capitol Hill to support trade policy that helps retailers become more competitive and grow.

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Latest supply chain news

NRF Calls on White House to Address Port Congestion Challenges
The National Retail Federation today delivered a letter to the White House regarding supply chain disruptions
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Retail Cargo Continues Setting Records as Supply Chains Struggle to Keep Up with Consumer Demand
Imports at top retail container ports saw their busiest April on record, and May could have set a new all-time record.
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21 Million U.S. Jobs Depend on Imports, New Study Shows
NRF joined eight other business organizations to release “Imports Work for American Workers”
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NRF in Washington: Advocacy update May 2021
Key policy priorities for the retail industry.
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Retail Cargo Imports Set New Record as Economy Recovers
Retail cargo imports hit a new record this spring and the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than 2020.
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Retail Import Surge Expected Through Summer
The surge of imports that began last summer is expected to continue through this summer as retail meets consumer demand.
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NRF Urges Administration to Prioritize Infrastructure
NRF statement in response to President Biden's $2T plan.
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Retailers Urge Bipartisan Approach to Modernize U.S. Transportation Infrastructure
NRF statement in response to a House committee hearing on transportation infrastructure
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Retail Imports Expected to Grow Dramatically During First Half of 2021
Imports are expected to grow dramatically in the first half of 2021, according NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
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Retail imports expected to hit repeated monthly records after record year in 2020
Following a record year, imports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer.
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Beyond COVID-19: Six policy priorities for NRF in 2021
NRF SVP of Government Relations discusses the crucial policies for retail in 2021.
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2020 retail imports may break record despite pandemic
Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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Port Tracker

Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.

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Retail Trade Issues

Retail Trade Issues is a monthly newsletter covering trade and supply chain issues prepared by The Trade Partnership for members of the National Retail Federation.

Available to NRF Retail Members only.