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Summit 2015 Playbook

Retail Library

Human Resources

Conducted in part with NRF, the Mercer 2015 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. 


NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz takes a look at a few key economic indicators, exploring the reasoning behind slow sales growth and fluctuating consumer confidence. The big picture? The economy is moving in the right direction as retailers head into the busiest portion of the holiday season.

Small Business

This year, one in four holiday shoppers plan to purchase from small or local retailers. This free download offers a last-minute look at survey data to see how consumers who plan to “shop small” differ from the average shopper. 


It’s not easy to plan ahead for big changes in technology — from drones to virtual reality to IoT — when you’re just trying to make it through the holiday season. This free download offers a 12-page mix of big-picture ideas and “quick wins” from 36 retail insiders.

RetailMeNot, Inc.

The happiest time of year is rapidly approaching. But are shoppers questioning the value of days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday? And should retailers expect consumers even earlier or has holiday creep finally stopped creeping?

Loss Prevention
Loss Prevention

In this webinar, hear about the latest developments in the security landscape, and get insights from the most recent edition of the most important study of loss prevention in the retail industry.

Public Policy

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.