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Retail’s Big Show

NRF’s planned June show to go virtual

NRF’s planned June show to go virtual

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation, which is conducting the first chapter of its 2021 Retail’s Big Show conference online, announced on Tuesday that the planned in-person chapter of the show, scheduled for June, will also be held virtually. “We have recently learned that the Javits Center, which is being used as a venue for

Walmart’s e-focus

NEW YORK — Walmart is increasingly becoming a technology company, seeing its transformation into an omnichannel retailer as critical to its continued growth. But Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon insists that retailing is still a people business, and “our people will ultimately be the way that we win.” McMillon spoke about people

Walmart’s McMillon talks tech, people

Walmart’s McMillon talks tech, people

NEW YORK — Despite the technology that is changing the way stores operate and consumers shop, retailing is still a people business, Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said on Sunday. “The way the customers feel when they leave the store, or your web site or app, determines how fast they’re going to come back,”

Walmart’s McMillon to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

Walmart’s McMillon to speak at NRF ‘Big Show’

WASHINGTON — Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon will take the stage at the National Retail Federation’s ‘Big Show’ conference in New York next month. He will join NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay at 3 p.m on January 14 for a discussion of strategies retailers can employ to survive in today’s environment

Walmart’s McLaughlin on opportunity

NEW YORK — Businesses exist to serve society, Walmart chief sustainability officer Kathleen McLaughlin said during a presentation at the National Retail Federation’s recent “Big Show” conference and exhibition here. McLaughlin, who is also president of the Walmart Foundation, described how the understanding of what that idea means has evolved over the years during a