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January 14, 2019 | Leadership
The National Retail Federation today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. The NRF board welcomed the new members at its annual winter board meeting during NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, and they will serve a two-year term until January 2021.
January 14, 2019 | Leadership
The fifth annual NRF Foundation Gala featured an inspiring awards program and formal dinner that included both silent and live auctions. The star-studded event raised more than $3.2 million to support the Foundation’s programs, including educational initiatives, student scholarships and RISE Up, a powerful, industry-backed credentialing program.
January 11, 2019 | Leadership
The NRF Foundation announced that Macy’s Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette has been elected chairman of the NRF Foundation Board of Directors, succeeding Karen Katz, former president and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group. In addition, one new member has been elected to the board.
January 10, 2019 | Career Development
More than 40 of the best and brightest female leaders from retail, technology and business will speak at The Girls’ Lounge at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show. More than 37,000 retailers from nearly 100 countries will gather in New York beginning this weekend to network, learn and expereince the latest trends, innovations and strategies transforming the retail industry.
January 8, 2019 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports have slowed down after a months-long rush to beat increased tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
January 4, 2019 | Economy, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
Retail jobs grew 15,200 monthly and 37,600 year-over-year in December as labor demand remained strong and more individuals entered the workforce.-
January 2, 2019 | Leadership
NRF issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the passing of Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom.
December 27, 2018 | Leadership
On the last day of NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, the keynote stage will close the NRF's 108th annual convention with lessons on brand-building from entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines and entertainment executive and entrepreneur Scooter Braun. The three will be among 250 speakers featured as more than 37,000 industry leaders from around the world convene in New York City for the three-day conference at the Javits Convention Center.
December 19, 2018 | Winter Holidays
More than 40 percent of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released today by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
December 14, 2018 | Holidays & Seasonal, Consumer Trends, Retail Sales
November retail sales were up 0.7 percent from October and 5 percent year over year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet NRF's forecast.