DEFINITION of 'National Retail Federation - NRF'

A retail trade association with members from all phases of retail suppliers. Members include 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 forms an umbrella over more than 100 other state, national and international retail associations.

BREAKING DOWN 'National Retail Federation - NRF'

The National Retail Federation claims that it is the largest organization of retailers in the world. It holds an annual convention and publishes several magazines aimed at retailers, including Stores. The NRF has several divisions dealing with different aspects of retailing, such as technology and education.

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