New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Proclaims National Retail Week
For Immediate Release Kathy Grannis (202)783-7971 or email@example.com www.nrf.com/annual11 New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Proclaims National Retail's BIG Show Days in Recognition of NRF’s 100th BIG Show
Washington, January 7, 2011 – In recognition of the National Retail Federation’s 100th year hosting its Annual Convention in New York City, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg proclaims Saturday, January 8 – Wednesday, January 12, 2011 as National Retail's BIG Show Days. NRF’s Convention opens Sunday, January 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to more than 18,500 attendees and 600 exhibiting companies. NRF welcomes representatives from nearly 70 different countries as well.
“NRF’s success largely comes from the thousands of retail companies we advocate for and who support us, and we are honored to share this with them,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “We’d like to thank our members and guests for sharing in this special 100th anniversary of retail’s Big Show.”
In the proclamation, Mayor Bloomberg recognizes the impact NRF’s convention has on the New York City economy, this year expecting to bring in $27.4 million in economic impact, according to NYC & Co. Additionally, the proclamation acknowledges the deep-rooted history of NRF, having begun as the Dry Goods Association and now known as the world’s largest retail advocacy group.
NRF welcomes accredited members of the press, analysts and bloggers to attend the convention on a complimentary pass. To register, visit www.nrf.com/pressreg.
As the world's largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, the National Retail Federation's global membership includes retailers of all sizes, formats and channels of distribution as well as chain restaurants and industry partners from the U.S. and more than 45 countries abroad. In the U.S., NRF represents the breadth and diversity of an industry with more than 1.6 million American companies that employ nearly 25 million workers and generated 2009 sales of $2.3 trillion. www.nrf.com.