Supply Chain

NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and advocate for policies that improve the retail industry.

Learn more about opportunities to connect with peers in the supply chain community through our councils, committees and events, and explore NRF's supply chain content, events, resources and advocacy issues below.

NRF Supply Chain 360

June 20 – 21, 2022

Join us for the inaugural NRF Supply Chain 360 as we take a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build the future, faster. Learn from supply chain leaders, experience a unique Expo with interactive exhibits and make connections to create an ecosystem for your business that can keep it self-sustaining for decades.

Supply Chain 360
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Webinar Series

Join NRF for our monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn webinars addressing the most pressing supply chain issues.

View previous webinars on demand (members only)

Sponsorship opportunities

From webinars to conferences, NRF offers many sponsor opportunities to engage with retail supply chain leaders. 

Contact Tami Sakell | VP, Exhibit Sales & Sponsorships | 202-661-3044 to learn more.

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NRF Supply Chain Committees and Councils

Retail supply chain executives at NRF member companies have the opportunity to join one of NRF’s committees, offering opportunities to share information and best practices, network with other members in their field and help shape policy that impacts the retail industry.

Trade and supply chain policy issues

Global Trade

NRF works on Capitol Hill to support trade policy that helps retailers become more competitive and grow.

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Latest supply chain news

On-demand production: The future beckons
NRF 2022: Insights on successful custom manufacturing from Ralph Lauren.
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Retail Imports Remain High
Imports will return to normal growth in 2022 but volumes will remain high, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker.
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Supply chain disruptions — are we done yet?
Most retailers have plenty of merchandise and we expect that to remain the case.
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2021 Advocacy Year in Review
Retailers share NRF’s key advocacy accomplishments in 2021.
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Joint Statement Regarding Congressional Passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
The passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is key.
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House Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act Statement
NRF issued a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021.
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2021 Retail Imports to Show Record Growth
Imports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite COVID-19.
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Holiday Shopping Could Beat Forecast
Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says holiday spending appears to be on track to exceed NRF’s forecast.
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Despite supply chain challenges, shoppers ‘won’t go home empty-handed’
Retailers have been bringing in merchandise for months and have the inventory to meet demand.
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Retail Imports Near Record Pace
Imports at congested ports should remain at near-record levels as retailers rush holiday merchandise to shelves.
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5 innovative companies solving for the retail supply chain crisis
Get another sneak peek at Innovation Lab companies coming to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show.
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Port Tracker

Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.

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Retail Trade Issues

Retail Trade Issues is a monthly newsletter covering trade and supply chain issues prepared by The Trade Partnership for members of the National Retail Federation.

Available to NRF Retail Members only.