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Retail is an industry that's a great place to start and grow. We have resources to help you explore the possibilities and build the skills you need.

The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career.  As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.


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Five finalists in top NRF Foundation scholarship compete for $25,000 award
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The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship competition – presented by SAS – has narrowed to five finalists.
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Explore retail trends with your students
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This holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more, according to NRF
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What retail leaders on The List see for the future
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A look at what’s next for retail on NRF"s "Retail Gets Real" podcast
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5 ways to maximize retail skills training
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A look at how a few partners are maximizing RISE Up training to connect people to life-changing careers
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Chewy CEO on innovating for pets and pet parents
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Chewy, Inc. CEO Sumit Singh – an honoree on The List 2022 – answers "20 Questions"
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Introducing The Visionary 2022: Target CEO Brian Cornell
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Target Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell will receive The Visionary award from NRF
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Rise Up Credentials
Online training available now

The NRF Foundation training and credentialing program provides the skills to build a career in an industry that's a great place to start and grow. 

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Making Change

One of our most popular lessons in our retail skills credentials is an interactive calculator that teaches you how to make correct change. We’ve broken this feature out and made it available on its own for anyone to use.