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January 10, 2017 | Careers & Leadership, Connected Commerce, Culture, Leadership
Over two dozen industry leaders will be featured keynote speakers as more than 35,000 retailers from around the world convene in New York City beginning this weekend for the National Retail Federation’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG Show.
January 9, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry's busy holiday season, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
January 4, 2017 | Careers & Leadership, Leadership
The NRF Foundation today announced the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The honorees represent the best and brightest individuals impacting the retail industry and will be recognized on January 15 at the NRF Foundation Gala during Retail’s BIG Show in New York City.
December 19, 2016 | Careers & Leadership, Leadership, Culture
The National Retail Federation today announced that it will name Nike Chairman, President & CEO Mark Parker “The Visionary,” a new honor intended to recognize outstanding retail industry leaders, during the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala on January 15 in New York City.
December 16, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
For the first time in survey history, consumers were asked if they are planning to or considering shopping on Super Saturday, December 17. The survey found that more people said they planned to shop on Super Saturday than those who said they planned to shop over Thanksgiving Weekend, in an earlier survey.
December 15, 2016 | Careers & Leadership, Career Development, Talent Development
The NRF Foundation will award $125,000 in scholarships to 25 outstanding students as a part of its Next Generation Scholarship program. Today, the NRF Foundation has named the top five finalists, who will interview with a panel of executive judges to determine the four $10,000 scholarship recipients and the top $25,000 recipient of the Next Generation Scholarship.
December 9, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
December imports are expected to be up 3.2 percent over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of their holiday season merchandise, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
December 8, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation today welcomed news reports that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Labor Department.
December 7, 2016 | Trade, Supply Chain
NRF says the Federal Maritime Commmission should prevent terminal operators from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable events like storms or strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.
November 27, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
Early season online deals captured consumers’ attention this year, allowing many to shop online ahead of Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation’s Cyber Monday Expectations Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 122 million Americans plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, up from the 121 million who planned to participate last year.