January 16, 2018:
The weather was not frigid at the 2018 NRF Big Show, but there was a winter cyclone under the roof of the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Coming off a year of booming sales and historic store closings, 35,000 retailers gathered to search for methods to survive and thrive in a time of permanent change.
Unlike recent years at the Big Show, the buzz generated in the vendor booths was matched by the swarms of retailers crowding the aisles. Both were looking for ways to respond to the strange bombogenesis, or whatever you want to call what happened to retail in 2017, which hit retailers like a cyclone of disruption… [Read More]