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STRATEGIES FOR EVERY FACET OF RETAILING WILL BE COVERED IN NRF'S ROSTER OF CONFERENCES

 STRATEGIES FOR EVERY FACET OF RETAILING
 WILL BE COVERED IN NRF'S ROSTER OF CONFERENCES
 NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Never in the history of retailing has there been such a need for executives in all facets of the industry to be on top of the latest trends and strategies for their business. Staying the same actually means falling behind in these difficult times.
 To help retailers mange their businesses and keep ahead of the trends, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is offering a wide-ranging, comprehensive series of conferences, designed to provide attendees with the best thinking and the newest strategies to help them compete:
 -- Annual Conference of State & National Association Executives (August 9-12, Lake Tahoe, Calif.) -- The largest gathering of state and national retail association executives, exploring state and federal legislative trends and the latest methods for effective techniques in association management.
 -- Fundamentals of Merchandising (September 12, New York) -- The basics of gross margin, stock open-to-buy, purchase terms, seasonal merchandise planning, and profit and loss calculations.
 -- Credit Management (September 20-23, Los Angeles) -- Exploring significant industry changes including such issues as outsourcing, credit and privacy legislation, and asset productivity enhancement; with concurrent exhibition.
 -- Internal Audit (September 30 - October 3, Orlando, Fla.) -- Five simultaneous educational tracks ranging from basic to advanced auditing principals, including audit management and a special cost-saving track.
 -- Total Quality Management and Customer Service (October 14-15, New York) -- Customer satisfaction and total quality management leads to competitive advantage and increased profitability.
 -- RisCON Seizing the Challenge in Change (October 18-21, New Orleans) -- Retailing's largest technology forum encompassing systems, services, communications, hardware, software, and requisite "people- friendly" communications techniques that technology executives need to master to achieve competitive advantage; with concurrent exhibition.
 -- Advanced Merchandising concepts (November 7, New York) -- Discussing how to maximize profits through new marketing techniques, effective inventory planning, key merchandising ratios, as well as customer demographic and psychographic changes affecting retailing today.
 -- Visual Merchandising and Store Planning and Design (December 7-8, New York) -- Addressing the design, marketing and customer service issues facing the store planner and visual merchandiser.
 -- Retailing 1993: The Turning Point Annual Convention and Exposition (January 17-20, 1993, New York) -- Retailing's most important convention and expo addressing the state of the industry and trends affecting each functional aspect of the retailing business. A command performance for all senior retailing and retail-related executives.
 For information on registration and fees for any of the NRF conferences, contact: Conference Registrar, National Retail Federation, 100 W. 31st Street, New York, NY 10001, 212-563-5113.
 The National Retail Federation is the nation's largest retail trade association. Its membership represents an industry that encompasses over one million U.S. retail establishments, employs 19.3 million people and registered 1991 sales in excess of $1.8 trillion. NRF's membership includes 27 national retail associations and all 50 state associations; and its international membership represents stores in 50 nations abroad.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Media covering NRF conferences will receive complimentary registration by contacting NRF Convention Registrar at 212-563-5113/
 /CONTACT: Cathy Callegari of Cathy Callegari Public Relations, 914-723-8633, for NFR/ CO: National Retail Federation ST: New York IN: REA SU:


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