Retail Insights and Trends

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From exploring the impact of retail in our economy to telling the stories of the 42 million Americans that make up the industry, NRF highlights industry insights, data and trends through our blog, podcast, video, live events and original research.

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NRF’s weekly podcast features unfiltered, insightful conversations with the industry’s most interesting people.
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NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces.
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The latest from STORES Magazine

April 23, 2019
Direct-to-consumer brand Q Acoustic facilitates global online sales
April 22, 2019
The use of body cameras to protect retail staff, properties and the general public
April 17, 2019
Amplifying — and protecting — the voice of the factory worker
April 16, 2019
Giant Heirloom Market blends modern innovation and community focus
April 15, 2019
Self-serve order pickup enhances customer satisfaction and streamlines store operations
April 10, 2019
All the dirt on a new detergent sample
April 8, 2019
Digital-native brands test the waters of physical retail
April 3, 2019
A home run in the grocery aisle