NRF 2021: High-Level Insights from Lowe’s, Chewy, Alibaba and Wayfair

Jan 21, 2021 - Retail Touch Points

Necessity forced the National Retail Federation Big Show from the physical world into the virtual one, but its reputation for insightful presentations from retail industry leaders drew a significant “crowd” despite the change of venue.

The six-day NRF 2021 Chapter One, which will wrap up on Jan. 22, has drawn a total of more than 20,000 attendees, representing approximately 3,500 companies, from 100+ countries. Approximately 30% of the attendees were located outside the U.S.

Chapter Two of the Big Show had originally been planned as an in-person event to take place in early June at New York City’s Javits Center, but the facility’s role as a COVID vaccination center made it unavailable, so it will also be a virtual eve...