Over 35,000 retailers and industry partners came to the Javits Center in New York City for NRF 2018: Retail's Big Show. Monday marked the second day of the show, with sessions highlighting innovative entrepreneurs, established brands and a range of new retail technologies. Here are some highlights.
CEO and President Doug McMillon discussed how Walmart is bringing the digital and physical store experiences together. He was named ‘The Visionary’ at the NRF Foundation Gala on Sunday night.
— NRF Big Show (@NRFBigShow) January 14, 2018
Rock star entrepreneurs from &pizza, Museum of Ice Cream and Maveron shared their stories and discussed how they are disrupting the retail industry.
From hourly associate to CEO, John Furner discussed his climb up the ladder and how he is leading Sam's Club in a new direction.
Eli Manning stopped by NRF 2018!
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Apple’s Jennifer Bailey predicted that mobile will be the largest commerce channel in 2021:
.@Apple‘s Jennifer Bailey, VP, Apple Pay: #Mobile spend will be the largest commerce channel in 2021 and 87% of time spent is in #apps — @NRFBigShow @NRFnews #nrf #nrf2018 #retail #tech pic.twitter.com/CMbQeslnev
— GeoMarketing (@GeoMarketing) January 15, 2018
Digiday tuned into the onsite Glossy podcast, and chatted about Rent The Runway’s subscription model.
Pano Anthos from XRC Labs, Michelle Bacharach of FindMine, Joe Jensen from Intel and Bernd Schoner of DeepMagic rounded out a panel at The Innovation Lab, where they discussed the latest in retail AI and robotics.
— Deborah Weinswig (@debweinswig) January 14, 2018
Attendees dolled up with the Intelligent Mirror:
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For more stories from NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, visit the official recap page. Follow @NRFBigShow on Twitter and @NRF on Instagram for live coverage of the show Jan 14-16.