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Recent tragic events in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas are on the minds of every citizen in this country. At NRF, our thoughts go out to every person and business who have been impacted by the storm. If you are an Oklahoma retailer and had to shut down business operations as a result of […]

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Early last week Hurricane Sandy struck communities along the East Coast, impacting the lives of people from Florida to Maine. Thousands of homes and businesses were flooded and many of them totally destroyed with  millions of people left without power, heat, gasoline, food and clothing. Many people have perished and countless others are struggling to survive […]

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“Without retail, there was going to be no recovery,” FEMA’s Lori Rivera stated in today’s LP ’12 crisis management session. When disasters happen, the response from retail can make or break a recovering community. Most in the retail loss prevention community know all too well the details of what happened in Joplin, Missouri last year. […]

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“This is a test. This is only a test.” Any good crisis management plan involves planning and testing. With new technology available and following years of work collaborating with broadcasters, the government is ready to hit the button. On November 9 at 2:00pm Eastern, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will […]

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It’s been a tough week in retail. Yesterday in Carson City, NV, at a local IHOP restaurant, a gunman killed four people and wounded seven others before committing suicide. Three of the victims were uniformed members of the Nevada National Guard. According to witness reports, the gunman fired several rounds inside the IHOP, and then […]

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This year, perhaps more than any other in recent memory, has been marked by several catastrophic natural disasters reaching nearly every part of the nation. Wildfires, tornadoes, flooding – daily headlines across the U.S. and global newswires are forcing leaders to ask themselves, “Are we doing everything we can to protect our enterprise?” According to […]

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This morning, several of us at the National Retail Federation participated in a call with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Chamber of Commerce and other trade associations to discuss the tragic tornadoes in Joplin, MO. We have all seen the heart-breaking video footage and coverage of the massive storm that hit this small Missouri […]

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Over the past two weeks, our thoughts and prayers have poured out to the  people of Japan and others impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. Following the disaster, retailers sprung into action providing food, water and other supplies, while trying to locate and respond to the needs of their own employees. As part of a […]

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Many people have seen the devastation caused by fires at home and work.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more than 4,000 Americans die and more than 25,000 are injured in fires annually – many of which can be prevented. Direct property loss due to fires is estimated at $8.6 billion a year. Fire […]

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Preparing for a disaster can save lives, reduce panic and protect your company brand. Think about the basics of a fire drill.  The alarm sounds, you evacuate to a designated location and check-in.  We practice this so often at school and work, it becomes second nature.  You know where to go, what to do and […]

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