Diversity and Inclusion

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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

 
Big Show
Discovering the next big thing in retail
NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show Consumer Product Showcase will feature diverse and inclusive small businesses.
 
Petco Store Front
NRF Member Spotlight: Petco, the health and wellness company
Petco prioritizes its customers’ wallets and the well-being of their friends, furry or not.
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Staples Connect and shipping in a Staples store
How Staples evolved store services in an everchanging hybrid world
NRF member spotlight: Helping customers stay connected and productive on the go.
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lululemon
How Lululemon blends culture and values to attract top tech talent
Chief Technology Officer and NRF Nexus speaker Julie Averill looks beyond expertise when hiring.
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Matt Shay shakes hands with President Joe Biden at a White House bill signin
Inflation and the state of retail with NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay
Retail Gets Real episode 274: What's ahead as a resilient industry responds to inflationary pressure.
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Neiman Marcus store
How Neiman Marcus Group cultivates a belonging culture
Retail Gets Real episode 273: Chief People and Belonging Officer on creating a more equitable and successful business.
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