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STORES 2017 Predictions

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STORES Magazine predicts where retailers will focus their energy in 2017
Global
Executives from Australian, Brazilian and British brands preview global retailing sessions at Retail’s BIG Show.
Online
Social media in bed

In advance of her session at Retail’s BIG Show, Sarah Panus explains how the mattress and home furnishings retailer tracks digital conversations to gain important insights.

Press Release

Retailers Made Black Friday Irresistible for Consumers with Great Deals, Online and In-Store

More than 154 million consumers shopped over Thanksgiving weekend.
Retail Trends
Retail trends

A quick look at industry stories from the past month — the latest, the greatest and the just plain news-worthy.

Consumer Trends
Quick-response inventory requires supply chain shifts.
Retail Trends
Nine in 10 consumers could be convinced to spend an extra $25 this year.
Economy
Retailers have employees in place to meet the expected solid increase in holiday sales.

Press Release

National Retail Federation Partners with Former Macy’s CMO Martine Reardon

Reardon serving as senior advisor for retail and marketing strategies.

Press Release

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson to Headline NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2017

Keynote to address brand engagement in an age of disruption.
Economy

Monthly Economic Review: November 2016

Election outcome carries change and uncertainty but consumer fundamentals appear to be sound.
Public Policy
The results of yesterday’s elections will affect a number of issues facing retailers.

Press Release

Retailers Welcome Court-Issued Timeout on Overtime Rules

Ruling pauses rules until courts reach a final decision.

Press Release

NRF Calls on Visa to 'Do the Right Thing' After Ending Practice That Steered Debit Card Transactions

Federal Reserve says steering violated debit card reform law.
Online

The State of Retailing Online 2016: Marketing and Merchandising

The latest SORO study is a free download for NRF members.
Loss Prevention

2016 Organized Retail Crime Survey

12th annual survey serves as a benchmark for retailers and reinforces the importance of partnerships.
Loss Prevention
The tags require a high-powered motor to be released.