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We’re not quite giving away something for nothing here, but as far as opportunities go, a full-tuition scholarship in exchange for three short essays and one letter, is a pretty phenomenal deal. Here are five things you need to know about the Dream BIG scholarship program: 1. The scholarship ISN’T for students. It’s for you. […]

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In retail, making a difference doesn’t necessarily start at the top. Success today is driven by retail teams in stores and in the office that are collaboratively elevating shopping experiences to the highest level. Four young professionals on stage at the NRF Foundation Student Program were proof of just that. Their advice to attendees wasn’t […]

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Retail is an innovative and dynamic industry. But many people might not see retail this way or fully understand what’s going on “behind the scenes.” How can someone read about Sephora’s app that lets customers scan products in-store to find reviews and not want to go test it? Or learn about a 700-bottle wine selection […]

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Looking to be inspired by a career in retail? You should have stopped by the Student Program at Shop.org Summit. Five retail industry leaders took the stage in front of nearly 300 students and left no stone unturned. It was an eye-opening 90-minutes. Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce at Walgreens, mentioned that retail can seem […]

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How does retail’s top talent keep up with the latest trends and technology? How do they talk about company culture? How did they know retail was a good fit for them? To get ready for their panel discussion at the Shop.org Summit’s first-ever Student Program, I asked three of our featured young professionals – Walgreens Senior […]

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Not long ago, retail loss prevention was focused on catching shoplifters. But over the course of the last couple decades, the profession has evolved along with the entire industry. Effectively countering cyber crime, organized retail crime, workplace violence and other increasingly complex threats means loss prevention executives are more than a physical presence in a […]

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Earlier this month, we introduced our series on the evolving careers of retail loss prevention leaders, asking Dan Faketty of Winn-Dixie to share his career story. To get another perspective for our second installment, we asked the same of another stand-out leader from our LP Advisory Council, Keith White. White is the senior vice president of loss […]

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As we’ve been talking about all week here on the blog, the retail industry offers some unique and fascinating careers. With our Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO coming up in June, we decided to talk to some of our Loss Prevention Advisory Council leaders for a three-part blog series on the evolving careers of LP leaders. We’ll cover three […]

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The rumors are true – many young people just don’t see retail as a viable career. Four out of five young adults aren’t considering or pursuing careers in the retail industry, and this rate is even lower among those holding a college degree. Why is this a problem? As NRF president and CEO, Matthew Shay, […]

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Retail’s BIG Show can be a whirlwind experience for the brand new attendee, but even a seasoned BIG Show attendee like myself is blown away by what I see, learn and hear every year. Now put yourself in the shoes of a college student coming to the Big Apple for retail’s flagship event. Combined with […]

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