NRF Research

NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces.
2019 Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey

Every year, Mercer and NRF team up to collect data from hundreds of retailers and millions of employees to provide insights into compensation, turnover, incentive structures, benefits packages, demographics and more.

Retailers use the data to view compensation trends and evaluate their benefits compared with competitors.

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Consumer View
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NRF’s Consumer View is a quarterly look at what shapes retail.
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Holiday and Seasonal Trends
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NRF conducts consumers surveys to see how Americans will spend and celebrate throughout the year.
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The coming AI revolution in retail and consumer products
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How companies are thinking about implementing intelligent automation in their businesses.
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All NRF Original Research

Now in its 25th year, NRSS is a nationwide annual study of key benchmarks for retail loss prevention.
A deeper look at the data behind the SORO 2016 report
The study provides an overview of metrics from the past year as well as digital retailers’ key priorities for the coming year. The report also details the role of mobile in e-commerce and how merchants are investing in their mobile presence.
A report from Ernst & Young examines the potential impact on consumers and the overall economy of inaction on tax reform in the United States over the past several decades and the potential economic benefits that could arise from reform of the U.S. tax system.
Hiring managers across all industries view retail experience positively and value the foundational job skills that retail instills in its employees.
A study by Oxford Economics shows how increasing overtime exemption thresholds will affect the retail and restaurant industries.
A new report shows that the majority of retail managers overwhelmingly disapprove of these efforts.
Approximately half of U.S. consumers are aware of the term “Active Shooter” – though proactive individual preparedness and awareness of retailer readiness are both low.
PwC estimated that the mandate will increase costs for chain restaurants by up to $3.2 billion per year.