NRF Research

NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces.
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Beyond the Bargain Bin

Today, 89 percent of shoppers say they buy from discount retailers like off-price, dollar, outlet and discount grocery stores. These customers come from every generation, income group and region of the country.

NRF explores the popularity of discount shopping and how it is impacting the mindset of today’s consumer in the Fall 2018 Edition of the Consumer View.

 
2018 Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey

Conducted in part with NRF, the Mercer 2018 U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data, extensive HR and industry practices information, and benefit plan features for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers.

With over 2 million data points reported, the data allows you to gain visibility of your competitors and view compensation trends that are specific to the retail industry.

 
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All NRF Original Research

The Mercer 2018 U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data, extensive HR and industry practices information, and benefit plan features for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers.
A biennial study by the NRF and Forrester that profiles US enterprise retailers’ views and decisions about payments.
A newsletter about trade issues affecting the retail industry.
Use the reminders and tips to address potential risks during the holiday season and beyond.
Criminal flash mobs cause sudden crowding in areas within stores and malls.
NRF's 2014 Active Shooter Guidelines provide members and the retail industry with the most up-to-date information about emergency response protocols.
This report offers simple practices and procedures you can perform as an employee to make your work environment safer.
The numbers over the last few months have been positive, and the steady momentum of the economy should bring retailers a strong holiday season. NRF expects holiday sales to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
A newsletter about trade issues affecting the retail industry.
The U.S. economy continues to maintain solid momentum. Second-quarter gross domestic product growth of 4.2 percent year-over-year was the strongest in almost four years.