2014 NRF BIG SHOW
The NRF BIG Show is here again. It hardly seems possible that a year has gone by since the last NRF show in New York. As in years past, this is retail’s one chance to see all of the latest solutions, meet with all of the solutions providers, and demo all of the cool new offerings under one roof. The show runs from January 12th to 15th, 2014, and is poised to be even bigger than last year’s show.
Retailers will have the opportunity to meet with each other, sit in on discussions, attend educational sessions, exchange ideas, and listen to the keynote speakers, not to mention all of the networking opportunities before and after the show. Hundreds of vendors will be available to discuss use cases, product specifications, and how their products are impacting retail today and into the future. Don’t forget to follow Integrated Solutions For Retailers while we are there as we bring you the latest news and events taking place at NRF through Twitter @retailmag.
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Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and founder of Square, spoke on the final morning of Retail’s BIG Show and EXPO, hosted by the National Retail Federation (NRF). The event, billed as the world's leading retail event, was held Jan. 12-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Members of his audience, tweeting from the event on the morning of January 15, 2014, share favorite quotes, takeaways, and actionable ideas from Dorsey, aka @jack.
From Super Saturday: The Changing Landscape Of Retail
Capping a full day of retail-focused education at RetailROI’s Super Saturday event in New York City was a retail executive panel titled “The Changing Landscape of the Retail Environment.” Featured panelists were Mark Kirschner, CMO, eBay; Amy Stanberry, CIO, Gap Inc.; and Kathy Doyle Thomas, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Half-Price Books.
HSN CIO Talks “Boundaryless Retail,” Customer Experience
At RetailROI’s Super Saturday, HSN CIO Karen Etzkorn talked about omni-channel, cross-channel, and her phrase of “boundaryless retail.” Etzkorn said HSN is driving an interactive experience between TV, tablets, mobile devices, and the desktop. The retailer has seen significant growth in online and mobile sales. Etzkorn said mobility is now 12 percent of HSN’s overall business, a 57 percent increase vs. a year ago. Additionally, nearly a quarter of the mobile customers are new to HSN.
SOLUTION PROVIDERS TO SEE AT NRF 2014
RETAIL INDUSTRY NEWS
Apple Pay Launches At Petco Allowing Pet Parents To Pay Securely In Seconds
Petco today announced Apple Pay is available for use at all of its more than 1,300 Petco and Unleashed by Petco retail locations. Petco is among the first national retailers to support transactions using this new form of payment. Available nationwide at Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores, Apple Pay will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way for pet parents to pay for goods and services.
RETAIL INDUSTRY MULTIMEDIA
Retail Predictive Analytics On Big Data And The Cloud
Leon Katsnelson, IBM Big Data, and Cloud program director, discusses why IBM partnered with Retalon to deliver predictive analytics technology to retailers.