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Men’s fashion is one of the hottest segments in retail today. And in the last few years, men have stepped-up their shopping and taken a greater interest in their appearance, which has helped spur innovation across the industry. More men are tuned in to the latest fashion and trends. Since 2006, the share of male […]

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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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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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In his opening remarks at Retail’s BIG Show yesterday, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay outlined a path for continued growth and evolution as an organization and pointed out some recent victories for the industry coming out of Washington D.C. He also took the opportunity to look ahead to 2014 and outlined three policies for […]

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From product development to creative marketing to delivery, millions of retail workers across the supply chain helped create, market, sell and deliver those perfect holiday gifts for shoppers around the world this holiday season. As customers are wrapping up their last-minute gift purchases today, those of us at NRF wanted to take the opportunity to […]

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Consistent job growth: it’s not something most industries can claim. But retail is one of them. Between January 2009 and January 2012, the retail sector added nearly 300,000 new jobs. These incremental gains have helped put a dent in an otherwise stagnant U.S. employment rate (7.3%), but it’s not enough. As NRF President and CEO […]

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Like millions of Americans, my first job was in retail. Maybold Shoe Store in Newark, Ohio sat right on the town square and was owned by Floyd McKenna, a well-known small business owner and active member of the community. As a teenager, I saw firsthand what it meant to own and operate a small business. […]

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As the nation’s largest private sector employer, no one knows “jobs” better than the retail industry. And with the current state of our economy, retailers have taken that jobs call to heart. Through NRF’s This is Retail campaign, we’ve focused on telling the story of not only retail jobs, but retail careers. We have some […]

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There’s a well known proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child.” A small village in Honduras serves as an amazing example of just that. As part of the Retail Orphan Initiative, retail executives from across the country traveled to La Entrada, Honduras in April to the Plan Escalon campus, a haven for […]

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Green is the new black in retail. And it has been for years. More than ever these days, shoppers are paying attention to businesses that choose to make sustainable choices when it comes to product development, community initiatives, business practices and even retail models. According to Edelman’s Good Purpose survey, “at least monthly” purchases of […]

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