NEW YORK — Retailers headed to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas this weekend are focused on finding new innovations, avenues to boost sales and alternatives to promotions such as the buy-one-get-one deal.
With logistics rolled into the show for the first time, decision-makers hope to hammer out strategies to reduce on-hand inventory without incurring out-of-stocks. This is the inaugural outing for Total Store Expo, a new format two years in the making that merges the Marketplace, Pharmacy and Technology and Supply Chains and Logistics conferences into one megashow. The goal is to eliminate the number of meetings industry members need to attend by bringing all pieces of the business under one roof. More than 5,400 attendees (650 exhibiting companies and 1,275 retail representatives) are slated to attend the four-day meeting, which begins Saturday.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"