The National Retail Federation (NRF) is a retail trade association, founded in 1911, that is made up of members from all phases of the retail industry, including department stores, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet and independent retailers, restaurant chains, and grocers, as well as businesses that supply goods and services to retailers.
The NRF began in 1911 as the National Retail Dry Goods Association (NRDGA). This was also the year of its first annual meeting. In 1958, NRDGA has renamed the National Retail Merchants Association. In 1990, the association and the American Retail Federation merged to form the National Retail Federation. During all the years, an annual convention was held for members.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association, with members including department store, specialty, discount, catalogue, Internet, and independent retailers, chain restaurants, and grocery stores. It is also an umbrella group that represents more than 100 associations of state, national and international retailers.
NRF, along with the Americans for Free Trade coalition, educated Congress, the administration, the press and consumers about the harmful economic impact of the trade war with China. NRF testified before the administration, held dozens of meetings on Capitol Hill, participated in press conferences and conducted media interviews to break down tariffs’ complicated negative effect on businesses and consumers.
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