FEB 2023

Managing Editor: John Mathews

Senior Writer: Stephanie Kreml

Writers:  Mary Alison, Allison Gillchrist,

Kim Langdon Cull, Connie Yerbic, Elena Borrelli

Magazine Designer : Michelle Wong

Digital Publishing Director: John Louis

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It’s been 40 days since NRF 2023 concluded, yet it still feels so unforgettable. The conference, which set the tone for the rest of the year, was like a retail summer camp, packed with innovative ideas and palpable energy that left everyone eager to return. The NRF's dedication to curating this conference and growing the retail industry is unparalleled.

The NRF 2023 event received a flurry of positive reactions on social media, with attendees describing it as amazing, incredible, and a 72-hour retail madness. It was clear that New York had become the epicenter of the retail industry, and no other forum could compare to the NRF.

For those fortunate enough to attend, the event offered a unique opportunity to engage with thought leaders, build networks, meet with customers and potential clients, and discover solutions to pressing challenges. The event was a veritable melting pot of the hottest trends, breakthrough insights, and infectious energy, making it an invaluable experience for all.

NRF 2023 featured over 950 exhibitors, more than 350 speakers, and 175 sessions, covering a wide range of topics. However, several consistent themes emerged, such as the focus on back-to-in-store, sustainability, employee and customer experience.

This edition presents key takeaways from each session, making it a valuable resource for those who couldn't attend to learn and grow. It is a collector's edition that can be accessed throughout the year. We extend our sincere thanks and credit to the NRF team for providing the photos and videos that you see throughout this edition.

Happy reading!

John Mathews


Retail’s Big Show