NRF Retailer Membership

Startup membership

The NRF community offers busy entrepreneurs the information, connections, resources and support they need to help a small business grow. Learn more about ​​startup membership.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries.

Membership with NRF provides retailers with the opportunity to advocate on important policy issues, gain insights from industry leaders and visionaries and network with retail’s best and brightest.

NRF membership is company-wide and extends to all employees.

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Grocery retail membership

The NRF community offers food retailers and grocers the information, connections, resources and support they need to ensure the success and growth of food retail. Learn more about ​​grocery retail membership.

International retail membership

The NRF community is global. International membership provides globally headquartered retailers with the information, resources and events to connect with the industry. Learn more about ​​international retail membership.

NRF Member Virtual Briefings
Request a virtual briefing

Retail members can take advantage of the NRF Member Virtual Briefings program. This retail member benefit provides customized virtual briefings tailored to industry area, interest and needs.

Advocate for important policy issues

Through NRF membership, retailers can help shape the policies that impact our industry. 

  • Discuss issues and legislation with a team of policy experts. 
  • Participate in issue-specific committees. 
  • Tell policymakers how their decisions impact your business.
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Gain insights into industry trends

Make better decisions, transform your businesses and achieve your goals with these resources:

  • Industry benchmarks, consumer trend data and original research.
  • Members-only webinars that offer analysis from industry partners.
  • Briefings and newsletters that keep you apprised of essential retail news.
Network with retail’s best and brightest
  • Share ideas and best practices with like-minded members.
  • Promote open positions and get connected to 11,000 pre-qualified job seekers.
  • Get discounted registration and connect with 16,000 member companies at 22 events in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada every year.
  • Join one of 40+ committees to connect with like-minded peers. 
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Get insider access to industry information

Retail Events
NRF produces and supports events all year long. Explore our featured events below or browse through our full calendar.
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Retail Resources and Tools
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Planning calendars, top retailers lists and retail safety resources and tools.
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Committees and Councils
NRF has over 40 committees and councils for members to network, learn best practices and prepare testimony for Congress.
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