It’s getting chillier outdoors as we move deeper into Winter, but things are only heating up in the retail universe. More than 35,000 attendees will show up to NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2018, kicking off on Sunday, January 14 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Why should retail professionals attend and what should they see?
Learn about the threats and opportunities that lie ahead for retailers
If you’re hearing the term ‘disruption’ a lot these days, prepare to hear it a whole lot more. With challenge comes opportunity and in this year’s keynote speech, fashion titan Tommy Hilfiger will be discussing how ‘the power of disruption’ can give companies an edge when it comes to harnessing technology and driving innovation. We’ve also determined five other speakers that retailers might want to check out.
More than 100 speakers are scheduled to share experience and expertise over the course of the show; attendees can find insight from competitors, collaborators, and globally-recognized thought leaders.
Network with friends, study foes, and forge new partnerships
With more than 500 exhibitors in a colossal 240,000 square foot space, NRF’s Retail’s BIG Show’s EXPO lives up to the name. The sheer volume of hands to shake and conversations to make might seem overwhelming unless you plan ahead. Start putting together a list of exhibitors to visit so you’re ready to roll once the doors open on Sunday.
You’ll have the opportunity to engage exhibitors from all over the globe. Initiate conversations with potential customers, investigate competitors, and identify potential business partners. Pick up some swag along the way. Don’t forget to put ECRS’ booth at the top of your list! ECRS will be on the ground and ready to share solutions with our clients and our future clients.
Learn how local can win at the ECRS Booth
Brick and mortar retailers are entering a brave new, technology-fueled world. From supply chains to the point of sale, technology now touches every step of retail commerce. Amazon rocked the grocery retail world in 2017 with the acquisition of Whole Foods. The move served as a wake-up call for some in the industry: tech disruption isn’t coming, tech disruption has already arrived.
There’s a revolution quietly brewing against bulky behemoths like Amazon and Walmart.
There’s a revolution quietly brewing against bulky behemoths like Amazon and Walmart. Technological innovation need not be a bane that cuts into the bottom line for smaller players, it can be a boon that boosts profits. Local and regional retailers, partnered with ECRS, can survive and thrive in a rapidly-changing marketplace.
Even with their global might, leviathans like Amazon are not invulnerable. They also lack an important value proposition: they are faceless and impersonal. Regional and local businesses are established and ingrained in their communities. With the right frictionless technology solutions, they can outmaneuver and slay giants. A unified commerce system is the solution.
At NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2018, ECRS will be onsite at booth #1453 to discuss and demonstrate our CATAPULT® platform. The CATAPULT® software suite equips users with a full-spectrum solution for every step of the retail process; front end and point of sale operations, back office management, marketing, customer data, and supply chain information are all seamlessly connected to one software suite in real time. With a unified commerce system, the friction created by relying on middleware is eliminated.
Now is the perfect moment for retailers to learn how local can win by embracing seamless, frictionless, automated solutions. We hope you’ll stop by so we can show you how!