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Presenting Retail as a Career

Adam Lukoskie of the National Retail Federation (NRF) is a leader within the NRF Foundation, which offers RISE Up, a training program designed to help people develop the skills to build careers in retail businesses of all types. Lukoskie provides …

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Retailers Must Diversify to Overcome Tariff Tensions

tariffs

Writing for the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s blog, president and CEO Matthew Shay reflected on the effects recent tariff escalations between the U.S. and China have taken on retail supply chains. Review some of his takeaways here. Retailers can’t move …

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Retailers Prepare for 165M Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers

thanksgiving weekend shopping

New research from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics projects as many as 165.3 million people will shop during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, traditionally one of the busiest retail periods each year. “The traditional Thanksgiving …

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2019 Holidays Expected to Garner Extra Spending

Holidays

Consumers will be spending 4 percent more on the winter holidays in 2019 than in 2018, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). On average, shoppers plan to spend $1,048, buying gifts for family, friends and co-workers; purchasing food, decor …

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Expert: Store Closings Aren’t a Retail Apocalypse

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Mark Mathews, vice president of research development and industry analysis for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about what recent store closings and openings mean for the retail industry. Hardware Retailing (HR): Is the number of retail …

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Customers Want Blended In-Store Experiences

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Customers’ expectations for in-store shopping experiences have grown as e-commerce and the capabilities of other retail technologies have changed. As Mark Mathews of the National Retail Federation (NRF) says in the Q&A here, consumers still want to shop in brick-and-mortar …

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Analyst Says Cashless Retail Legislation Is Unnecessary

cashless retail

Cashless retail remains a divisive topic, a recent report from Bloomberg confirms. In the article, some retailers say that  by eliminating cash transactions, they provide quicker service, enabling employees to focus on customer service and complete more transactions. Opponents say …

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10 Approaches to Address Loss Prevention

Earlier this summer, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2019 National Retail Security Survey. The organization compiles the report based on surveys from loss prevention professionals who represent 63 companies within more than a dozen retail segments. The survey …

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