Author Archives: Vicki Cantrell, SVP, Communities, NRF and Executive Director, Shop.org

The fourth quarter is now upon us, and all retailers are focused on the holiday season. The U.S. economy has remained tenuous so far this year, and lingering uncertainty in Washington isn’t helping with consumer confidence.  Retail sales are a critical indicator of our nation’s economic health – making NRF and Shop.org’s holiday sales forecast [...]

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In case you haven’t heard the news, the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund recently awarded $195,000 in scholarships to 26 deserving college students from across the country seeking degrees in everything from economics, accounting, merchandising and marketing, and pursuing a career in retail. Several years ago, the Ray Greenly Scholarship fund was established in honor [...]

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Members tell me they like being part of the Shop.org community for many reasons: our community spirit, networking, events, research, and thought leadership, just to name a few. My team and I are committed to bringing you the best from all of these areas throughout the year. I am very pleased to focus today on [...]

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We have our own sort of March Madness underway here at Shop.org. We’ve made a strategic decision to move up the annual nomination process for Shop.org’s Board of Directors to the spring each year. This marks one of many changes to the election process, and there’s a particularly exciting new addition that allows candidates to [...]

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Same-day delivery and in-store pick up are not new concepts for retailers. But in 2012, these services are shifting how people shop in the United States. For decades we’ve been talking about the attempt to deliver products to consumers as quickly as possible. Retail verticals in the gifting and floral industry have mastered this with [...]

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