Monthly Archives: March 2012

When it comes to working in retail, almost everyone has their own story. Even President Bill Clinton worked in retail and admitted “…I could have been one of you.” From the manufacturers who make the things retailers sell in their stores to the sales clerk in the Midwest who is one of only a few […]

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The work NRF has done to boost its advocacy efforts and “cut a bigger profile inside the Beltway” is highlighted in a profile of President and CEO Matthew Shay published in the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call. “We are playing with a new level of aggressiveness and a new level of influence,” the newspaper quotes […]

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Retailers have the legal requirement and moral responsibility to protect their consumers. End of story. But revised guidelines being contemplated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could suggest that pre-employment background screenings be severely restricted or not even part of the application process. We’ve talked about “ban-the-box” on Retail’s BIG Blog before – and […]

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When Rich Mellor joined NRF as Vice President of Loss Prevention in November, it was a natural fit. Rich has served on the NRF LP Advisory Council for more than 20 years, and now NRF is lucky to have him as our in-house LP guru directing all things LP. Rich is the real deal. His […]

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What was supposed to be a nice night out at the mall for hundreds of eager shoppers unfortunately turned ugly in a matter of seconds last night at New Jersey’s third-largest shopping mall. At Woodbridge Center, a man suspected of shoplifting was shot and killed by police after taking a woman hostage. According to news reports and law enforcement officials, after being confronted […]

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Talk about the luck o’ the Irish – St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year and will likely bring with it a boost in retail sales and celebrations across the country. Although St. Patrick’s Day is the smallest of all the consumer holidays in terms of how much consumers will spend, it’s still of tremendous importance […]

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When President Obama announced his proposal to reduce the top U.S. corporate tax rate to 28 percent from the current 35 percent, he started the clock running on a political debate that will almost certainly extend into next year. But the clock is already running toward a more immediate event in tax history – the […]

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2012 is one of those extra-special calendar years when we all get an additional day to celebrate the month of February. The shortest month of the year is packed with the biggest sporting event of the year, cultural and historical holidays, and the allure of spring-like weather just around the corner. While Congress was busy […]

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