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Retail’s big show is just around the corner: NRF 2016

Posted by Karen Wallis

January 15, 2016 at 10:56 AM

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In retail today every interaction matters, whether you are communicating with customers, motivating your associates or empowering your supply chain, the overall experience is everything and can certainly make or break your business.

Retailers can get ahead of the competition in 2016 at the highly anticipated National Retail Federation Convention and EXPO (NRF) in New York between 17-20 January 2016.

Considered ‘Retail’s big show’, NRF 2016, sponsored by Zebra Technologies will offer an unrivalled overview of the year ahead in the retail industry, and present new ideas to transform and revolutionise businesses.

As well as exploring this year’s innovative retail technologies, there are many opportunities to network with other retail professionals and listen to thought leaders outlining the key themes for the industry in 2016. This year the show will be introducing a Launch Pad area exclusively featuring the most promising retail technology start-up companies that are set to transform how we shop and make a positive impact on the retail industry.

The top trends set to dominate this year’s show include meeting the needs of the empowered consumer, how retailers can navigate the digital age and forecasting the future of retail, with captivating sessions featuring General Colin Powell, American Express, Marks and Spencer, Nike and Macy’s as keynote speakers.

Zebra Technologies will be showcasing its professional integrated solutions to retail professionals in the EXPO hall and will be revealing its new TC8000 Touch Mobile Computer at its booth (1603) which increases warehouse productivity by 14%, equivalent to an extra hour of work per worker per day.

Zebra Technologies will also be featuring a variety of specialist technologies to support the personalised and seamless shopping experience that connected customers expect.

Retailers can also learn how to succeed with these connected customers in five critical ways to create “One Store, One Experience”:

  • Store Mobility
  • Delivery and Fulfilment
  • Loyalty
  • Brand Experience
  • Big Data

Zebra Technologies recently conducted its European shopper survey of consumers and revealed some of the top retail trends that will be key for businesses in 2016. We would recommend reading the report before setting off to New York so you are prepared for what the New Year will bring.

Click here to download a copy of the eBook now.

Topics: Retail, EMEA, Events, One Store