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Tours and Talks




Take a bite out of
The Big Apple

New to this year’s NRF Foundation Student Program are retailer-led Tours and Talks! Embark on tours throughout the city and visit retail's most innovative stores, while talking personally to top retail executives.

2019 Tours and Talks



Macy's Merchant Tour

Thursday, January 10, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Macy’s invites students to visit their NYC corporate offices followed by a store tour of Macy’s Herald Square led by merchant executives. Students will have the opportunity to learn about company culture, merchant career opportunities, and meet with merchant executives.




Kohl's Design Office

Thursday, January 10, 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Join executives, team leaders and vendors and explore what makes Kohl's one of the leading retailers in the United States. You'll be able to explore their NYC design office in merchant, tech and product development tours, as well as a tour of their Wayne, NJ store.

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Walmart Tour of

Thursday, January 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Walmart will select 35 students to visit one of their main ecommerce hubs, the office in Hoboken, NJ for an office tour, a chance to hear from Walmart recent hires and ecommerce leaders, and the ability to learn more about their careers in retail, technology & supply chain.




The Home Depot Manhattan

Thursday, January 10, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

The Home Depot will select 45 students for a private tour of their 23rd street Manhattan store. Students will get an opportunity to hear from The Home Depot leadership, learn about their company culture and participate in a Pinterest inspired DIY workshop.




PetSmart Manhattan

Sunday, January 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm

PetSmart will host 50 students to tour their Manhattan store location and hear from top PetSmart leaders - and pets.




NRF 2019: Retail's BIG Show
EXPO Tours

Sunday, January 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

As attendees of the NRF Foundation Student Program, you'll be able to go on a private tour of the EXPO halls at NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show. See the latest in retail tech, talk to innovative solution providers, and test futuristic technology that's shaping the future of retail. This tour can be added during the registration process.

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Rebecca Minkoff Tour 2018

Last year, students had the opportunity to visit Rebecca Minkoff's store, and took part in an intimate Q&A with Rebecca. Kohl’s also hosted a Tour-and-Talk style-event featuring distinct sessions at their New York Design Office including product development, an overview of the buying office and a presentation from their trend team. Check out some photos from last year!