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NRF is a global organization that works with retailers, solution providers and associations everywhere to improve the retail industry around the world.

Retailers based outside the United States receive special membership benefits including leading edge research and white papers, as well as discounted registration rates at our world class events like NRF's annual convention and expo held each January in New York City.

Forum for International Retail Association Executives

Forum for International Retail Association Executives

NRF’s global reach includes FIRAE, the Forum for International Retail Association Executives, which is a network of national retail trade associations from more than two dozen countries. View a full list of FIRAE members.

FIRAE is designed especially for national retail trade associations based outside the United States. It is a platform for these associations to work together to develop solutions for retail’s global issues as well as share information about what’s happening in their countries. Learn more or join FIRAE.

NRF Global SmartBrief

NRF Global SmartBrief

NRF’s Global SmartBrief is a daily summary of the latest retail industry news around the world. Each email provides a concise summary of the day’s most important stories. Preview the latest issue and subscribe to the newsletter.

STORES Global Top 250

STORES Global Top 250

Each year, STORES Magazine compiles a list of the 250 largest retailers around the world. Our 2014 list also includes a look at the world’s 50 largest online retailers.

Retail's BIG Show

Networking and events

NRF welcomes international attendees from nearly 100 countries at the annual convention and expo, held each January in New York City. View all upcoming events.

News and resources for international retailers

Global News and Resources

Global stories in our News section spotlight retail trends and innovative ideas across the globe. White papers and other resources in the Retail Library help you identify best practices and grow your business internationally.

Retail Industry Awards

Retail Industry Awards

NRF’s International Retailer of the Year Award is presented to an international (non-U.S.) retail chief executive for excellence in retailing, dynamic leadership in encouraging international cooperation, or creating a new retail trend or innovation that has positively influenced the industry.

Get Involved

NRF is the world’s largest trade association, representing retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Join us.

Staff Contacts:

Lisa Marzetti

Lisa Marzetti
SVP, Member Development & Patnerships


FIRAE promotes networking and collaboration among retail trade associations around the world.

FIRAE LinkedIn Group

Join FIRAE’s private group on LinkedIn to share ideas and information online.

NRF Global SmartBrief
STORES Global Top 250

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