Category Archives: Retail Companies

In the past 12 months, we’ve partnered with more than 40 retail brands to tell a different type of story about retail careers, how brands support the communities they serve and how retailers are driving an innovative shopping experience for their customers. As the campaign manager for this initiative, I’ve had the (amazing) opportunity to […]

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You’ve probably heard us talking a lot about patent trolls and the need to stop their deceptive practices. But even if your business hasn’t been affected yet, it’s worth your time to pay close attention to an issue that’s impacting retailers of all sizes. The fact is, patents touch nearly every aspect of retail operations. […]

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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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Since hearing Pat Ogawa speak at Shop.org’s Annual Summit last year, I’ve been following innovation at Nordstrom quite closely. It’s been refreshing to see the historic brand, known for its in-store customer experience, thrive both online and off while bringing digital to the physical store experience (I’m sure you remember the coverage of their Pinterest […]

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There’s just one week left for retail professionals to get their applications in for the full-tuition Dream BIG scholarships from NRF and University of Phoenix. As we gear up for the April 8 deadline, we decided to check in with the Dream BIG scholarship recipients from last year to find out how their classes are […]

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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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The importance of a retail company’s chief information officer has never been more important than in the Information Age. They must be vigilant in keeping up with the latest protocols and trends in the realm of IT – a tall task considering the fast-paced environment of retail. NRF’s CIO Council is one way the industry’s […]

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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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For meteorologists, scientists, weathermen like Jim Cantore and millions of others, this winter has been absolutely dreadful. And, although spring is on the horizon, much of the country is still covered in snow. In fact, the nation’s 21st winter storm – Ulysses – just wrapped up this past weekend in North Carolina and southwest Virginia. […]

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