Military veterans in retail: A sound business decision

Veterans make retail stronger

If you’re a retailer who already has veterans within your organization, you appreciate what a powerful resource they can be. The “can-do” attitude that they cultivated during their military careers makes them tenacious problem-solvers, impassioned customer advocates and formidable competitors for your market share.

NRF partnered with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families to examine the business case for hiring military veterans in retail. The report includes case studies on the military recruitment and retention programs at Walmart, Disney and Starbucks, as well as recommendations for how retailers can recruit, hire and retain veterans in their organizations.