PARTICIPATE in dynamic information exchange through NRF’s committees. More than 2,000 retail professionals serve on over 50 committees at NRF. Our operations and public policy committees, caucuses, advisory boards, and working groups recommend strategy, develop solutions and benchmark data, and organize a coordinated retail industry response on a broad range of issues. Many of our committees welcome participation from internationally-based retailers, in particular:
European Retail Technology Council
This Committee, made up of many of Europe's most prominent retail IT Directors and CIOs, offers a valuable networking opportunity while also coordinating NRF and ARTS IT activities and guiding ARTS activities in Europe. The Council meets on a quarterly basis to discuss issues of common interest, promising technologies, and to take a proactive stance on creating new technology environments that support the industry's needs. Participation is limited to CIOs from NRF and ARTS retail member companies.
PLUG IN your entire company to retail-specific information free of charge: NRF provides you and your entire company with information you can use every day:
PROFIT from member discounts: We give you preferential (or where possible, free) access to:
Retail Horizons, produced in partnership with Wells Fargo Retail Finance and the NRF Foundation, this study provides data on retail operations categories including: distribution channels, merchandising, information technology, human capital, advertising and marketing, and store operations. Members save on this publication, released each year during our Annual Convention and available through the NRF Bookstore.
NRF Retailer Compensation & Benefits Survey, in partnership with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, provides compensation, benefits, and HR practices information for specialty retailers. Data is displayed in aggregate and within key measures such as locations and store revenues and sizes. The report includes data for nearly 650,000 employees within 147 positions from 139 organizations. Each purchaser’s compensation results are provided via an online results delivery tool, which provides custom analytic capabilities and electronic access to the data. The survey is $2,025 for non-members; $1,350 for members.
Retail-specific titles at discounted rates are at NRF’s Bookstore (www.nrf.com/bookstore). Check out the newest titles, including “Organized Retail Theft: Raising Awareness, Offering Solutions,” published by NRF and written by Charles “Chuck” Miller.
Specialty Divisions. You can also benefit from discounts in other specialty divisions:
ARTS (Association for Retail Technology Standards) — Members save $250 on membership dues and may waive a $250 initiation fee in this industry-driven membership organization dedicated to creating an international, barrier-free technology environment for retailers.
RAMA (Retail Advertising & Marketing Association) — a trade association of industry marketing and advertising professionals, plus their counterparts in agency, media and service-provider businesses. NCCR members can participate at no charge.
Shop.org — the nation's only trade association that focuses exclusively on e-commerce and direct-to-consumer marketing technologies. Members enjoy a 25% discount off membership in Shop.org.