The 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation builds awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; develops talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fosters career growth among people who work in retail.
Whether they’re working in event planning and marketing, communications, government relations, administrative or technology roles, NRF’s team is advocating for retail every day. Find contact information and learn more about our staff.
Retail is about more than providing consumers with great products. In 2013, the National Retail Federation launched This is Retail to highlight the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.
Tens of millions of American jobs depend on the retail industry – in fact, retail is the largest private sector employer in the country. With stores in every community, merchants connect daily with consumers and are a key barometer for the economy.
NRF’s annual report offers a snapshot of our successes on behalf of the retail industry. Explore our year with highlights from campaigns and events. Access interactive digital reports or download archived print editions.