Supply Chain

Supply chain

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.

NRF Supply Chain 360

NRF Supply Chain 360, previously planned for April 2023 in Long Beach, Calif., has been postponed. NRF is poised to complete an acquisition that will provide us an opportunity to present retailers, sponsors and all stakeholders in our industry with a state-of-the-art event on mission-critical supply chain issues in the coming months.

As the leading convener for content on retail’s most important issues – from day-to-day operations to future challenges and opportunities – NRF consistently brings retail leaders the very best programming on supply chain, asset protection, technology, sustainability and a host of other essential topics. 

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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Latest supply chain news

NRF in Washington: Advocacy update May 2023
Washington DC
Retail’s priorities on Capitol Hill include organized retail crime and swipe fees.
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Imports Expected to Remain Below 2022
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Import cargo volume is climbing back from a low in February but should remain below last year's levels into this fall.
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Supply chain headlines are gone — but challenges remain
LA Port
It takes focus on collaboration and communication to manage a resilient supply chain.
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The state of the supply chain
Port of LA
Retail Gets Real Episode 304: The Port of Los Angeles’ Gene Seroka on what it takes to maintain a supply chain.
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Imports Climbing But Below Pandemic Peaks
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Imports should climb steadily through this summer but will remain below record-setting levels seen during the pandemic.
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Imports Expected to Slowly Climb
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Imports are expected to begin slowly climbing this month after February saw one of the lowest levels since the pandemic.
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Insights on sustainable retailing from L’Oréal and Levi Strauss & Co.
Big Show 2023
NRF 2023: Industry leaders discuss transparent, authentic strategies.
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February Imports Could be Lowest in Nearly Three Years
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Import cargo volume this month is expected to drop to nearly its lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Sustainability on the store shelf
Sustainable packaging in retail
Compostable packaging and “mushroom” leather are just a few examples of what’s out there.
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Imports Drop Below 2 Million TEU
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With a pandemic-driven surge finally over, monthly import cargo volume has fallen below the 2 million TEU mark.
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Retail advocates key to 2022 policy wins
Retail advocates in DC
Reflecting on a year of advocacy around supply chain, postal reform, credit cards and organized retail crime.
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Related policy issues and resources

Importing goods
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.

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 tariffs between the U.S. and China
Global Trade

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