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Retail Across America: New Jersey

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The retail industry contributes $76.6 billion to the New Jersey economy. Watch as Toys “R” Us CEO Dave Brandon, Assembly Majority Leader for the New Jersey General Assembly Lou Greenwald, small business owner Kerri Martin and New Jersey Retail Merchants Association President John Holub discuss how retail impacts the state’s economy and its communities. 

In New Jersey, retail supports more than 1.1 million jobs and contributes more than $76 billion to the state’s economy.

NRF and the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association visited retailers in Lawrence Township, Princeton, Trenton, Burlington and Secaucus during the Retail Across America Road Trip. Check out more videos from this series featuring Toys “R” Us, Mrs. G TV & Appliances, The Farmhouse Store, Princeton Record Exchange, Second Life Bikes and Burlington Stores.

The Charitable Culture of New Jersey Retail

Whether it’s Burlington’s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive, Second Life Bike’s Earn a Bike Give a Bike program or World Wish Day at Toys “R” Us, it’s in New Jersey retailers’ DNA to give back to the communities they serve. 

New Jersey Small Businesses: Alive and Well

Princeton Record Exchange owner Jon Lambert, Mrs. G TV and Appliances owner Debbie Schaeffer and The Farmhouse Store owners Kristen and Ron Menapace discuss the rewards of owning a small business and their close relationships with the New Jersey community.

Retail Across America
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We set out on a road trip to find the most powerful retail stories across the United States, showing how retailers large and small are creating jobs, driving innovation and giving back to the communities they serve. This is Retail Across America.

Retail's Impact
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Find out how the retail industry impacts jobs, income and GDP in your state. View the map and check out the data.