2015 NRF BIG SHOW
The NRF BIG Show is just around the corner, and this year’s event is slated to be the best yet. From January 11-14, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, the retail industry’s best and brightest will converge to identify new ways to enhance the customer experience and build the business. The NRF BIG Show is truly one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from the around the world as they gather together to exchange ideas, attend educational sessions, network, and learn what some of the savviest retailers and solutions providers are doing to enhance the customer experience.
Stop by the Integrated Solutions For Retailers booth (# 845) to meet the team and to learn more about everything ISR has to offer. As always, the Integrated Solutions For Retailers team will bring you the latest and greatest information as we uncover it, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @retailmag as well as on our website, www.retailsolutionsonline.com. Hope to see you there!
FEATURED SOLUTION PROVIDERS
One of the most insightful presentations I attended during NRF 2015 was “Retail’s Future: Where Customer Experience and Employee Engagement Converge.” The session was presented Tuesday morning, Jan. 13, by Eric Feinberg, senior director of product strategy at ForeSee by Answers, a provider of customer experience analytics.
5 Loyalty Lessons Loblaws Learned
Loblaws has advanced in many areas, including customer loyalty. Peter Lewis, the senior director of customer analytics and loyalty for Loblaws, was a featured speaker on Jan. 12 at Retail’s BIG Show, hosted by the NRF at New York’s Javits Convention Center. Lewis shared with retail executives his company’s lessons learned and metrics related to Loblaws’ relatively new loyalty program.
Insights From Inside The Foot Locker Boardroom
Candid insights by Foot Locker Chairman and CEO Ken Hicks highlighted the Jan. 12 afternoon keynote session at Retail’s BIG Show, hosted by the NRF.
RETAIL INDUSTRY NEWS
Episerver And Ektron Combine To Create Most Complete Digitial Experience Platform In The Cloud
Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, N.H.-based Ektron recently announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with potent technology capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem.
RETAIL INDUSTRY MULTIMEDIA
Fast Receipt Printer Demo By CognitiveTPG At NRF 2015
One of the products at the 2015 NRF show that caught my eye – though my eyes couldn’t quite catch up to it – was the A799II thermal receipt printer by CognitiveTPG. Promoted as the “fastest receipt printer,” the A799 shows in this video it can print the over 4,500-word United States Constitution in about 9 seconds. Cognitive executives told me the demonstration was inspired by French artist/engineer Thibault Brevet who presented at the SXSW Conference in 2014.