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NRF has a history of bringing retailers together, with one voice, in Washington, DC. For the last 103 years, retailers have turned to NRF to advocate for issues that matter to their business. But at its core, effective advocacy is about bringing people who care about their business, and issues that matter to their business, […]

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The challenges facing today’s retail loss prevention teams are increasingly complex and serious, from cyber security to active shooter to workforce training, compliance issues and – unfortunately – even armed gunmen inside stores or shopping malls. And with NRF’s annual Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO coming up in June, we wanted to know what’s top […]

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With more retailers using online recruiting methods like NRF’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair to hire great talent, job seekers want to know: How can I successfully connect with a retail recruiter online? We reached out to Macy’s recruiting team to find out. Here are eight ways to make a meaningful “virtual” connection with  recruiters: Introduce […]

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Retailers drive innovation by consistently evolving the shopping experience to meet consumer expectations. So I was not at all surprised to see many retail brands and their industry partners as headlining speakers across a variety of tracks last week in Austin at SXSW Interactive – an event that prides itself as a platform of innovative ideas […]

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“Innovation” might be a buzz word, but it’s also big business. Retailers like Nordstrom and Walmart are investing in innovation labs to spark fresh thinking in their organizations, while some companies encourage employees to spend time on side projects to spur creativity and tap into personal passions. But in the business world, an idea doesn’t […]

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Consumers don’t think about shopping and say, “I want an omnichannel experience.” But their expectation is that shopping will be seamless between stores and devices. So if omnichannel is an industry-created term, what does it mean? At Retail’s BIG Show, executives from Macy’s, Kohl’s, Hudson Bay and GS1 tried to answer that question. While retailers […]

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Retail’s BIG Show drew more than 30,000 people to New York City, making it the most successful show in NRF’s history. And while you might have seen the crowds making their way to the keynote room or heard the buzz on the EXPO floor, there’s plenty that you didn’t see that helped make the show a success. […]

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With more than 30,000 attendees, Retail’s BIG Show 2014 was our biggest and most successful event ever. And when such innovative solution providers, industry experts and retail trendsetters get together, the tweets start flying. Our friends at digital analytics agency Pointmarc took a deep dive into our social data and created this great infographic that tracks the buzz […]

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Jack Dorsey, the technology guru who’s CEO of Square and chairman of Twitter, has found another way he’d like to change the world – the way retailers think about the receipt. Dorsey says a receipt is not just a piece of paper or an email – it’s a powerful communication tool that should be used […]

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Bert Jacobs believes in superpowers. According to the Chief Executive Optimist, that’s been the key to the success at Life is good. These “superpowers” aren’t the kind you’d see in comics, but instead are core values that are baked into company culture – including fun, gratitude, compassion, authenticity, creativity and courage. In fact, Jacobs defines […]

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