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The NRF Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on helping people discover that the retail industry is a great place to start and a great place to grow. We provide the programs and resources for people of all backgrounds to build their career in retail. 


The latest from the NRF Foundation

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Spring virtual career fair set for Feb. 19

This exclusive hiring event will feature retailers offering full-time jobs and internships. 

How to show up to move up in your retail career

Talking with retail professionals who have a few years of experience – and a ton of lessons learned. 

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Macy’s CEO offers advice on building retail careers

Macy's Chairman and CEO Jeff Gennette joined NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne for a wide-ranging discussion about the opportunities in the retail industry.

From the flea market to stores nationwide: The Carol’s Daughter story

Carol's Daughter's Lisa Price shares how she grew her business from a table at a church flea market.

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Behind the headlines with P&G communications exec

P&G Chief Communications Officer Damon Jones answers great questions sent in by undergraduates nationwide. 

COVID-19 trainings available now

The National Retail Federation and the NRF Foundation present two fast and affordable trainings to help employees work safely and avoid and de‑escalate conflict. 

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An inside look at The Home Depot in-store experience

The Home Depot’s Senior Director of In-Store Experience Jalal Hamad shares how he has grown his career over two decades

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NRF Foundation scholarship helps undergrad erase debt

Texas A & M University marketing major LeAnn Percivill received $25,000

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NRF Foundation names inaugural RISE Up ‘Partner of the Year’

The award was presented to The Center for the Future of Arizona at the NRF Foundation Honors on Jan. 12, 2020. 

Meet The List 2020

Every year, the NRF Foundation recognizes individuals making a true impact on retail on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. 

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The Visionary 2020: Michelle Gass

Michelle Gass was appointed CEO of Kohl’s in May 2018. Gass is responsible for Kohl’s overall strategy and operations, overseeing 1,160 Kohl’s stores, and associates nationwide.

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