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February 8, 2017 | Economy, Forecasts, Annual Forecast
The National Retail Federation released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 8 and 12 percent.
February 6, 2017 | Talent Development, Recruiting, Career Development
For the fifth consecutive year University of Phoenix® and the National Retail Federation are collaborating to offer the Dream BIG Scholarship Program to support the dreams of the next generation of retail leaders.
February 1, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Valentine's Day
After a decade-long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
February 1, 2017 | Loss Prevention
A Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the first woman to lead the nation’s capital’s police force will be among keynote speakers at NRF PROTECT 2017.
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.