National Retail Federation’s Big Show

Climate change tops list of retail disruptors

If recent history has taught mass market retailers anything, it is that established patterns of business are sometimes upended in sudden and unexpected ways. Kate Ancketill, founder and chief executive officer of London-based GDR Creative Intelligence, addressed the implications that major disruptions have for merchants during a presentation at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show.

Walmart envisioning future at Store No. 8

Walmart envisioning future at Store No. 8

The mash-up of retailing and technology commanded the spotlight at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City earlier this month, giving attendees additional evidence, if any were needed, that in the future the intersection of those disciplines will have a decisive impact on how people shop for, purchase and receive consumer products.