EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 502 - March 17, 2003     2 of 3 Raises Over $10,000 to Support NRF’s Retail Education and Research

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As part of its continuing commitment to retailers’ education and research initiatives, presented the National Retail Federation (NRF) with a $10,360 check. The proceeds were raised by online bulk auctions as part of the silent auction event at the NRF annual conference in New York, January 12-14, 2003.

The NRF is a non-profit foundation that conducts industry research, develops education and workforce development programs, and promotes retailing as a career destination. It is the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association. also announced it would continue to assist the NRF Foundation in converting donated excess inventory from retailers into cash. This ongoing relationship will enable NRF’s retail members to support the Foundation and its education and research initiatives by donating their excess inventory., a provider of asset recovery services for businesses and the public sector. Its sister site, Government Liquidation, LLC (, is the exclusive partner of the U.S. Department of Defense for the sale of all usable U.S. military surplus.

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