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2017 BIG SHOW PREVIEW
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Big Names, Big Themes at Retail's BIG Show
he countdown to NRF's Annual
Convention & EXPO is underway. Retail's BIG Show runs
January 15-17 at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center in New York City,
and kicks off with Sunday morning's
opening keynote on building the retail
workplace of tomorrow. Mindy Grossman, HSNi CEO and incoming NRF
chairman, will moderate a panel that
includes Greg Foran, president and
CEO of Walmart U.S., Terry Lundgren,
chairman and CEO of Macy's, and
Ashley Stewart Executive Chairman
and CEO James Rhee.
A keynote during lunch features U.S.
Astronaut Scott Kelly imparting truly
unique lessons learned from his year
aboard the International Space Station.
Monday morning's keynote features another high flier, Virgin Group
founder Sir Richard Branson, who
2017 BIG SHOW PREVIEW
Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson
U.S. Astronaut Scott Kelly
will address the topic of undying brand
engagement in an age of continuous disruption and reinvention.
Tuesday afternoon's closing keynote,
moderated by 500 Startups' Tristan Pollack, will offer important advice for win-
ning today's socially aware customer. On
the panel will be Christopher Gavigan,
co-founder and chief purpose officer of
The Honest Company, and IKEA U.S.
President Lars Petersson.
Dozens more speakers and some
600 exhibitors await you at Retail's
BIG Show. For a complete convention
agenda - and to register if you've not
already done so - visit http://nrfbigshow.nrf.com/?_ga=1.37758624.2062
Can't-miss New Stores to Visit in NYC
ew York City is home to more
retailers than most could count,
and keeping track of annual store
openings and closings is akin to herding
cats. Since Retail's BIG Show wrapped up
a year ago, the city that never sleeps has
welcomed numerous first-time retailers,
witnessed the building of dozens of new
flagship stores and played host to pop-up
In the hopes that you'll have the chance
- before or after this year's BIG Show -
to hit the streets and check out some of the
newest retail digs, we've compiled a list of
30 stores that have opened their doors in the
last 12 months, providing some new shops
to visit and new spaces that might inspire.
Speaking of inspiration, if time is tight
and you can only carve out a few hours of
retail therapy, head downtown - using
virtually any subway line - and get off at
the World Trade Center transportation hub
now known as the Oculus. The breathtaking
phoenix-like design, created by architect
Santiago Calatrava, is luminous, intricate,
uplifting and tranquil - all at the same
Westfield developed the 350,000square-foot World Trade Center shopping
mall at the Oculus and it, too, is a thing
to behold. More than 100 retail stores
beckon, including Apple, Banana Republic,
Breitling, Under Armour and Lacoste. The
city's second Eataly resides on the upper
level, inviting shoppers to sip a glass of
wine as they stroll the Italian mecca.
Here are just some of the stores that
opened in 2016.
926 Madison Avenue
Pioneers of Scandinavian cool, Acne
Studios opened its largest boutique to date
on the Upper East Side. The spacious, arty
interior was conceived by British designer
Max Lamb in collaboration with Acne
Creative Director Jonny Johansson; the
two chose gold as the shop's signature
Retail 2016 - A Look Back
Several industry luminaries passed on - and
others passed the mantel - in 2016. STORES'
annual retail year in review begins on p. 4.
The Sonos store features seven state-of-the-art listening rooms.
color, and there's plenty of it. The requisite
women's and men's ready-to-wear, denim,
bags and accessories are offered and - no
surprise - there are more than enough
black leather jackets to go around.
565 Fifth Avenue
Adidas' goal for this space: to usher
in a new era in how consumers experience
creativity and sport in stores. At 45,000
square feet, this flagship - now the
German sportswear giant's largest store
- takes its inspiration from high school
stadiums, featuring a unique stadium retail
concept complete with a tunnel entrance,
See "Can't-miss Stores" on page 2