Former PepsiCo Chairman and CEO to speak at NRF 2021

WASHINGTON – Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi will serve as a keynote speaker at next week’s NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1, the world’s leading event for the retail industry.

“Indra Nooyi is one of the most respected business leaders of our time. Her initiatives in sustainability and corporate responsibility have been highly impactful,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Her unparalleled business acumen helped lead one of America’s most notable brands to new heights and spearheaded a series of successful global acquisitions. We look forward to her insights surrounding these extraordinary times.”

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Nooyi will be interviewed by Sara Eisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” in a featured session on Wednesday, January 13. Their conversation will focus on navigating the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Nooyi’s current role as co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, which advises Governor Ned Lamont on economic and public health impacts from the virus. Nooyi will also draw on her tenure as the chief executive of PepsiCo and her successful “Performance with a Purpose” initiative.

Retail’s Big Show, held virtually January 12–14, 19 and 21–22, 2021, will feature six days of insights and innovations from the leading voices of the retail industry. In addition to Nooyi, NRF 2021 – Chapter 1 will feature keynote sessions with Marvin Ellison, President and CEO, Lowe’s Companies Inc.; Erin Andrews, Sports Broadcaster, Entrepreneur and Founder of WEAR by Erin Andrews; and Doug Mack, CEO, Fanatics, among others.

Complimentary registration is available to editorial members of the news media. For more information, visit the NRF 2021 – Chapter 1 media registration page.

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The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.