Retailers Flock to NRF’s Big Show Seeking Solutions, and Insights

January 20 2017 by Arthur Zaczkiewicz from Women's Wear Daily

Over 500 vendors showcased solutions at the NRF event in New York. 

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Retailers flooded the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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From a high altitude, the landscape appears stable. Holiday sales were up year-over-year. Digital sales experienced double-digit growth. But as the MasterCard holiday SpendingPulse report noted, women’s apparel sales were down 2.9 percent while overall gains were offset by a drop in spending on jewelry (down 2.2 percent) and electronics (down 2.1 percent).Center this week. And big it was: there were over 33,000 attendees. All of them seemed to be looking for help in navigating a difficult retail market where consumers have redefined the rules of the game.

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