NRF Gala Raises More Than $2.8 Million to Nurture Talent

The gala was a record-breaker bringing in funds for NRF scholarship and industry supporting programs.

clock January 16, 2018David Moin


BJ’s Baldwin Elected Chairman of NRF

Eight new board members were named along with the chairmanship announcement.

clock January 16, 2018Sharon Edelson

Doug McMillon


Doug McMillon on Retail’s Only Constant — Change

He will receive the NRF Visionary Award.

clock January 14, 2018Sharon Edelson

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black, in South Portland, MaineHoliday Shopping Black Friday, South Portland, USA


Holiday Season Exceeded Prerecession Levels

Shopping in December and the extended holiday season grew by a rate not seen since before the recession, according to new data.

clock January 12, 2018Kali Hays

Tory Burch with NRF Foundation student program participants.


Cultivating the Next Generation of Retail Talent

Ellen Davis, executive director of the NRF Foundation, shares insights about the upcoming gala and student program.

clock January 12, 2018WWD Staff

Greg Petro


Pricing’s Role in Retail Disruption to Be Explored in NRF Session

The panel discussion is set for Jan. 16 at 1:30 pm.

clock January 11, 2018WWD Staff

Matthew Shay

Business Features

Think Tank: Building a Bright Future for Retail

Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of the National Retail Federation, said the industry is poised for success.

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Matthew Shay


NRF Big Show: Upbeat Mood to Upstage the Usual Angst

At the NRF convention, optimism over business prospects could overshadow concerns about store closings and fast-changing consumer shopping habits.

clock January 10, 2018David Moin

American Apparel shop on Oxford Street closed down and empty.American Apparel shop closed down on Oxford Street, London, UK. - 26 Dec 2016.


For Some Retailers, Another Year of Downsizing Awaits

Some experts see significant store closings on the horizon.

clock January 2, 2018David Moin

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology at The White House in Washington, DC,. Pictured from left to right is US Representative Darrell Issa (Republican of California), US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Us Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.Trump Remarks at Signing of Memorandum on China Trade, Washington DC, USA - 14 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

What to Watch: NAFTA and the Business of Trade

A rate cut for businesses under the new tax bill could be a wash for retailers if the U.S. pulls out of NAFTA.

clock January 2, 2018Kali Hays


Early Data Portends Healthy Holiday 2017 Gains

Gains are being seen across most retail sectors.

clock December 14, 2017David Moin


NRF Reveals Its 2018 List of Retail’s Movers, Shakers and Influencers

Each year, the retail trade organization honors outstanding individuals.

clock December 5, 2017David Moin



Cyber Monday Keeps Retailers on a Holiday High

Business has been robust since Thanksgiving, but retailers know there’s a long way to go through the holiday season.

clock November 29, 2017David Moin and Vicki M. Young and Adriana Lee

Shoppers at Aventura shopping mall in Miami.


Retailers See October Sales Boost as Prices Rise

Even with slightly higher prices, specialty, department and online stores saw sales improve as they head into holiday.

clock November 15, 2017Kali Hays

Speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald J Trump and House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin BradyHouse Republicans meet with Donald Trump on proposed tax plan, Washington DC, USA - 02 Nov 2017President of the United States Donald J Trump, flanked by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, left, and United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas, right, speaks with reporters about his proposed tax reform plan in the cabinet room during a meeting with congressional republicans at the White House.

Government and Trade

Retail Industry Applauds Trump’s Business-Friendly Tax Plan

With the lowest corporate tax rate in decades on the table, retail groups are backing the new bill.

clock November 3, 2017Kali Hays

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