August 2019

Join us for training and topic specific sessions, retailer one-on-one meetings, retailer specific breakouts, and networking opportunities.  Register Now!   View the Agenda-At-A-Glance!

"Design Thinking: e-Commerce Returns" on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 during the RVCF Fall Conference.

In this full day program, participants will learn to utilize the "Design Thinking" approach to address Returns from consumers on e-Commerce Sales, the biggest issue facing retail today.  

This interactive workshop is designed for staff who manage returns from consumers and manage direct to consumer shipments.  

This workshop is sponsored by Newmine, and will be facilitated by experienced leaders from the Barkley Consulting Group.  

There is no additional cost to attend. Participants must commit to attending the workshop program in its entirety.  (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

Articles & Updates

Take a Quick Data Survey | Enter Drawing to Win an Amazon Echo Dot!
Please fill out this quick survey for feedback on how you think your company is doing from a data standpoint.   The survey is provided by dataZen Engineering, a data service and data syndication provider for trading partners with years of experience improving "All things data".  All completed surveys will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation).  BEGIN THE SURVEY

To learn more, be sure to register for their complementary webinar on 8/19 or contact them directly at
RVCF New Member Spotlight

As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics, Inc. is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture.  Powering multi-channel commerce for the world’s biggest sports brands, Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events.

The company powers the Fanatics, FansEdge, Kitbag and Majestic brands, while also offering the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic.  A multi-faceted, mobile-first company, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL MLS, NASCAR, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include top teams and several global soccer clubs (NY Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Jose Sharks, Notre Dame, Alabama, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Manchester City).

In addition to e-commerce, the company’s capabilities include multichannel-integrated event and team retail across all leagues and major events such as the Kentucky Derby, Ryder Cup and NHL’s Winter Classic; international capabilities that provide a global sports retail platform; and an in-house merchandise division that is a licensed partner of all the major sports leagues and helps fans express passion through a broad range of styles, designs and jerseys created under both the Fanatics and Majestic brands. Fanatics’ vertical manufacturing engine is built for the on-demand economy and brings much-needed agility to the industry, better servicing today’s passionate sports fans and their growing real-time expectations with more unique and innovative products readily available across retail channels.
RVCF Spotlight - Career Center

As a service to the retail industry, the RVCF member site ( features a Career Center that includes job listings for both Retailers and Merchandise Suppliers, plus resumes of those looking for their next opportunity.
For Job Posters
Upload the details of your job listing in just a few clicks.  Post anonymously or feature your company name and contact information.  Include as many or as few details about the position as you wish and make updates at any time.  Your listing will be available for view by a short list of qualified candidates that possess the necessary skills and experience to make a positive contribution to your firm.
For Job Seekers
If you are looking for your next opportunity, visit the Career Center often to see what’s new or to upload or update your resume.  Be sure to turn on “notifications” in your member profile to receive instant e-mail updates of new listings.
RVCF has assisted many companies and industry professionals over the years by connecting people with opportunities. Please know that RVCF does not recruit.  We offer this service at no cost to support the industry.  To learn more, contact

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11/03/2019 » 11/06/2019:
2019 RVCF Annual Fall Conference
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

Thought Leadership: Research & Studies

All About Retail Compliance - A Supplier's Digest to the Retail Supply Chain

3 Phases of Effective Supplier Onboarding

Webinar: Using Robotics in Processing Amazon Deductions & Chargebacks

Expediting the Investigation and Reconciliation of Deduction Claims

Advance Shipping Notification and Inventory Integrity Report

Fill Rate Challenges for Retail Trading Partners

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