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January 31, 2017 | State of Retailing Online, Benchmarks & Tools, Technology, Digital Retail
According to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business Objectives and Mobile report, 54 percent of retailers note that mobile is one of their top three initiatives in 2017, as are marketing (46 percent), site merchandising (42 percent) and omnichannel efforts (22 percent).
January 25, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Super Bowl
According to NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers will spend an average of $75 for a total of $14.1 billion as an estimated 188.5 million watch the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on February 5.
January 17, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation applauded a warning from Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and CEO William Dudley today that a border adjustment tax would have “unintended consequences” for American consumers.
January 17, 2017 | Leadership, Careers & Leadership
HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors, while Neiman Marcus Group President and CEO Karen Katz has been named chair of the NRF Foundation.
January 16, 2017 | Talent Development, Career Development, Careers & Leadership
The third annual NRF Foundation Gala took place Sunday, January 15, at Pier Sixty in New York City, featuring an exhilarating dinner and awards program that included both silent and live auctions. The event was attended by 780 CEOs, insiders, celebrities and students.
January 15, 2017 | Workforce, Talent Development, Recruiting, Career Development
The NRF Foundation announced today that it has brought together dozens of retailers and nonprofits to launch RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills & Education), a groundbreaking new training and credentialing initiative designed by the retail industry to help people — regardless of education, background, economic means or age — acquire the skills they need to secure jobs in retail and advance into promising careers. The nation’s largest retailers, including The Home Depot, The Kroger Co., Lowe’s, Macy’s, Target and Walmart, pledge support.
January 12, 2017 | Careers & Leadership, Connected Commerce, Culture, Startups & Transformation
The National Retail Federation today announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, Retail’s BIG Show, which begins this weekend in New York City.
January 12, 2017 | Gen Z, Consumer Trends
A new study released today by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores.
January 11, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation supported confirmation of Elain Chao as the next Secretary of the Department of Transportation in a letter sent today to the Senate.
January 10, 2017 | Economy
NRF says the Supreme Court should rule in favor of merchants in a case involving cash discounts.