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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

Imports Expected to Slowly Climb
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
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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It’s time to avert the next supply chain disruption
Shipping port
West Coast port labor negotiations remain unresolved.
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How to talk about sustainability with anyone
Professionals in conversation
Best practices for effective conversations.
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Imports Winding Down as Holidays Near Finish
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With most holiday merchandise already on shelves, December cargo volume should be significantly lower.
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Retailers Commend Congressional Leaders for Action to Prevent Rail Strike
The resolution was approved yesterday in the House.
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Retailers Encouraged by House Approval of Tentative Agreement Averting Rail Strike
NRF Statement on U.S. House’s vote to approve H.J. Res. 100.
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Retail experts to delve into sustainability at NRF 2023
NRF Big Show
Insights and lessons learned on building sustainability into the business.
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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.