TUCSON, Ariz. — It’s soon going to be a Gen-Y world — and retailers better grab a piece of it fast.
That was one of the key messages from the Global Retailing Conference at the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona here last week, which attracted speakers from Macy’s Inc. to The Home Depot Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to Kraft Foods Inc. Topics addressed ranged from the next generation of shoppers, Millennials, to the growing importance of omni-channel retailing.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)