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Services Hardware, House Ctrs., Furniture Housewares 5% 2% Jewelry 2%

Strategic Partnerships Reap Rewards for Retail Industry as Key Studies and Initiatives Roll Out in 2002

Food, Beverage 1% Sports, Entertainment 2% Discount Dept. Stores 3%

Department Stores 13%

Computers, Electronics 1%

Arts, Collectibles, Gifts 7% Apparel, Accessories, Shoes 23%

NRF’s Membership Appeals to All Segments NRF MEMBERSHIP A VIBRANT MIX OF CATEGORIES Over the years, NRF has moved from its roots of predominantly department stores to a vibrant, fiscally healthy mix of categories and industry segments. Over the past two years, this mix has held steadily. Through the diverse but unified voice of our retail membership, NRF has positioned itself as the definitive advocate for retail, both on Capitol Hill and in the boardroom.

RETAIL HORIZONS AND NRF UNIVERSITY wired LAUNCHED Through the support of NRF’s core partnerships with such firms as Sun Microsystems and BearingPoint, NRF has been able to better serve the needs of its diverse member base. New strategic partnerships formed in 2002 for value-added, retail-specific services include: " NRF Membership Needs Assessment

" NRF University wired

" CRMretail Study

" IT-Related Studies and Supply Chain Expertise

" Retail Horizons

" Executive Opinion Trends Study

“The value we have derived from just a year and a half of membership has been exceptional. The NRF is the definitive artery to the retail executive community, and our investment and focus of time, resources, and intellectual capital into NRF programs has yielded tremendous awareness and recognition—for both our organizations. Unlike other more orthodox associations, the NRF is open and receptive to all ideas or activities that will benefit its constituency. This rapport of innovation and exploration—of partnership, really—is what sets NRF apart and is certain to attract a growing membership— both from retailers and associate members alike in the years ahead.” JERRY BLAESING, Senior Vice President, Retail/Wholesale, BearingPoint


NRF Annual Report 2002  
NRF Annual Report 2002  

2002 National Retail Federation Annual Report