NRF 2008 opens in New York
Jan. 13, 2008
NEW YORK — The National Retail Federation's 97th Annual Convention & Expo opened this morning at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Approximately 600 exhibitors are on hand, hoping to make valuable connections with the 17,000 registered attendees.
Technologies and solutions on the show floor run the retail gamut: from supply chain management to POS, from interactive displays to RFID. Large portions of the show floor are devoted to specific retail focuses such as logistics and supply chain, green retailing, marketing and customer experience. Traffic also has been brisk so far at the X08 "store of the future" exhibit cluster.
Blue Man Group performs for the opening day of NRF 2008.
The morning began with a performance by Blue Man Group, followed by an opening address from Gymboree Chief Executive Matthew McCauley.
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James Bickers is the senior editor of Retail Customer Experience, and also manages webinars for Networld Media Group. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist and innovative content strategist, with publication credits in national, international and regional publications.