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| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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).
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.