After a Winning Season, What’s Next? NRF Convention Tackles the Future
NRF's "Big Show" was marked by heavier retail participation, cutting-edge technology and water-cooler conversation on everything from Amazon's next acquisition to how to handle mounting merchandise returns.
Retail resilience was the theme permeating the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” this week, putting a positive spin on a convention that in years past was tinged with pessimism about the future of brick-and-mortar stores and malls. The show featured a compelling “innovation lab” filled with both commercial and potentially emerging technologies including artificial intelligence for personalization, virtual reality to augment the shopping experience, robotics for inventory control and 3-D printing for product design.
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