Supply Chain

NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and advocate for policies that improve the retail industry.

Learn more about opportunities to connect with peers in the supply chain community through our councils, committees and events, and explore NRF's supply chain content, events, resources and advocacy issues below.

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Tell Congress: Save Our Shipments

The supply chain crisis has retailers and consumers wondering if they’ll be facing empty shelves and higher prices as we head into the holiday shopping season. That’s why we need you to send an SOS to Congress - Save Our Shipments.

NRF Supply Chain 360

June 20 – 21, 2022

Join us for the inaugural NRF Supply Chain 360 as we take a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build the future, faster. Learn from supply chain leaders, experience a unique Expo with interactive exhibits and make connections to create an ecosystem for your business that can keep it self-sustaining for decades.

Supply Chain 360
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Webinar Series

Join NRF for our monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn webinars addressing the most pressing supply chain issues.

View previous webinars on demand (members only)

Sponsorship opportunities

From webinars to conferences, NRF offers many sponsor opportunities to engage with retail supply chain leaders. 

Contact Tami Sakell | VP, Exhibit Sales & Sponsorships | 202-661-3044 to learn more.

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NRF Supply Chain Committees and Councils

Retail supply chain executives at NRF member companies have the opportunity to join one of NRF’s committees, offering opportunities to share information and best practices, network with other members in their field and help shape policy that impacts the retail industry.

Trade and supply chain policy issues

Global Trade

NRF works on Capitol Hill to support trade policy that helps retailers become more competitive and grow.

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Latest supply chain news

Despite supply chain challenges, shoppers ‘won’t go home empty-handed’
Retailers have been bringing in merchandise for months and have the inventory to meet demand.
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Retail Imports Near Record Pace
Imports at congested ports should remain at near-record levels as retailers rush holiday merchandise to shelves.
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5 innovative companies solving for the retail supply chain crisis
Get another sneak peek at Innovation Lab companies coming to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.
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3 ways to address the supply chain crisis now
Send an SOS (Save Our Shipments) to Congress.
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A new China trade policy?
Tariffs remain in place, despite severely impacting American businesses.
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September Retail Sales Grew Despite COVID-19
Retail sales increased in September as worries about COVID-19 pushed consumer spending to goods rather than services.
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NRF Statement on White House Supply Chain Summit
NRF participated in a White House meeting with the business community, carriers, and labor and port representatives.
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Retail Imports Remain High, But Could Be Higher Without Port Congestion
Cargo imports should remain high this month but could see a dip from last year because of port congestion.
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NRF Statement on Biden Administration’s China Trade Policy
NRF issued the following statement in response to the announcement on the Biden administration’s China trade policy.
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Tractor Supply Company navigates supply chain disruption
Retail Gets Real episode 239: Chief Supply Chain Officer Colin Yankee on how to plan amid current challenges.
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New Supply Chain Program Offers Training
The NRF Foundation and the ASCM Foundation announced the launch of a new Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics certificate
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Port Tracker

Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.

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Retail Trade Issues

Retail Trade Issues is a monthly newsletter covering trade and supply chain issues prepared by The Trade Partnership for members of the National Retail Federation.

Available to NRF Retail Members only.