Retail Professionals Building Better Lives
The NRF Foundation Honors recognizes The Visionary – the most coveted award in retail – and The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. We also award a community partner making an impact with our retail skills training and announce the recipients of our undergraduate scholarships.
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The Visionary is the most coveted award in retail. For more than 100 years, the National Retail Federation has honored an individual who has served the industry with distinction throughout their career.
Pictured: The Visionary 2024 DICK'S Sporting Goods Executive Chairman Ed Stack
of People Shaping Retail's Future
A dynamic group of retail leaders creating opportunities and sparking innovation.
Pictured: 2024 honorees lululemon Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Julie Averill, Crocs Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Heidi Cooley, The Kroger Co. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Yael Cosset, Shopify President Harley Finkelstein, Snoopslimes Founder & CEO Jungmin Kang and Burlington Stores, Inc. SVP of Leadership & Organizational Development, DEI and Community Impact Mecca Mitchell
A dedicated partner that prepares people for life-changing careers through innovative use of the NRF Foundation’s training and credentialing program.
Pictured: 2023 honoree The School District of Philadelphia's Denise Magasich
The highest honor that the NRF Foundation can bestow upon a student features a top award of $25,000 and recognition as an emerging leader in retail.
Pictured: NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship 2023 Finalists Clay Lute, Lauren Schmahl, Megan Marr, Olivia Meyer and Hiral Patadia
The team business competition provides undergraduates with real-world experience and up to $7,000 each.
Pictured: NRF Foundation University Challenge 2023 Top Team from Florida State University - Gustavo Rubio, Grace Long, Alison MacCloud and Delaney Hanson