May 2003 is the online version of Stores magazine. Both the website and the magazine are brought to you courtesy of the National Retail Federation (NRF). Currently linked on the website are two very interesting articles from the April 2003 edition. The first article is from the cover of Stores, which deals with the rising cost of health care in the retail sector.

The second article reports on the benefits of online training. CVS, Circuit City and Safeway are just a few top-name retailers making use of this new technology. Missed an issue? Not to worry. Back issues are archived and available back to 1998.

Information Provided By Stores.Org Includes:

  • Top 100 Retailers
  • Top 100 Specialty Stores
  • Top 200 Global Retailers
  • Industry Buying Guide
  • Retail Industry Calendar

For those of you who really want to keep on top of things, there is even a bi-weekly e-mail newsletter that you can subscribe to! Also included is a link to the latest retail news which is updated daily. The top retailer/stores lists are archived for easy access and navigation. The Industry Buying Guide is your source for contacts for everything for store fixtures, anti-shoplifting equipment, and price verification systems just to name a few. Check out and you will always be current regarding the world of retail.

Reviewer: Monika Earle, FIDM Library Staff Member