Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity and Inclusion

Content and resources for retailers on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

NRF is following the lead of the retail industry in ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives remain a priority. Our efforts are focused on supporting retailers, including the 52 million American workers supported by the industry, and ensuring our own organization is leading by example. Efforts include:

  • Establishing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group for retail members to collaborate on best practices to ensure racial, ethnic and gender equity within the industry.
  • Facilitating monthly conference calls for the working group where benchmarking surveys and short- and long-term strategic goals and plans are discussed.
  • Convening an internal task force to celebrate and promote diversity, and build an inclusive culture of sincere respect and belonging. 
  • Surveying retail companies to understand their current D&I priorities and challenges and to provide benchmarks on the processes and programs they have in place to promote a diverse workforce.

Latest from the industry

Inclusive company
How companies can build strong and inclusive cultures
Retail Gets Real episode 267: Kimberly Lee Minor on defining values and sharing experiences.
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Championing BIPOC founders in retail
NRF 2022: Seizing opportunity in an untapped market.
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NRF 2022 Ken Chenault
Retail’s role in advancing economic opportunity, equity and inclusion
NRF 2022: OneTen co-founder Ken Chenault on the power to lead and enact change for good.
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Big Show 2022
How the power of the consumer will drive change
NRF 2022: Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris on the economic recovery, consumerism and diversity.
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Leaders from Savage x Fenty, Marjani Beauty, Albertsons, Best Buy on diversity
The realities of implementing DE&I learnings within your organization
NRF 2022: Executives from Best Buy, Albertsons, Savage X Fenty and Marjani Beauty on training, conversations and policy.
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Marc Morial on stage at NRF 2022: Retail's Big Show
DE&I program highlights changing systems to foster equity
NRF 2022: Conversations about business, technology, ethics, fairness and policy.
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