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Day 3 @ NRF Big Show, New York

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Day 3 @ NRF Big Show, New York

  Final day at the NRF 2018 show. (images to come - upload speed is particularly bad at JFK airport) Disappointed by the number of businesses that cannot explain what they do in a few sentences. Ok, some businesses are a bit more complex than say "we help retailers to become omni channel retailers"... However, for the companies who think this is a good explanation of what you do, perhaps you ought to think through your trade show strategy a bit more and losen up on the sales schpiel and get down to the nitty gritty. Sometimes the simplest explanation...

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Day 2 @ NRF Javits New York

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Day 2 @ NRF Javits New York

Day 2 of meeting up with retail technology suppliers at NRF, New York.

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Day 1 @ NRF Javits New York

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Day 1 @ NRF Javits New York

  It was our first visit and a bit overwhelming initially. But as we found our footing it was quite a well arranged and impressive show, two more days to go though. However, the queue to Starbucks might well be the longest we have ever seen... Some noteworthy exhibitors: 42Technologies - These guys seems like a business with traction. Their UK clients include AllSaints and they are close to signing up a major sports chain in the UK (which will be a big scalp indeed!). 42 is a business intelligence suite and must have something going for them, be it...

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Seasonality gone out of the window? Tesco easter products on display Jan 2nd...

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Seasonality gone out of the window? Tesco easter products on display Jan 2nd...

Was going to check out what Tesco did with their Christmas shelves in the new year. We were slightly taken aback by the Easter paraphernalia on display already on January 2nd, 2018. Source: Author's image in Tesco Central Finchley

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The Boohoo & Missguided effect is creating new business in Manchester; this time LOTD

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The Boohoo & Missguided effect is creating new business in Manchester; this time LOTD

Sitting in a cafe a day or two before Christmas 2017 we saw a bus with an advertisment promoting a new clothing website -> www.lotd.com Source: Screenshot of lotd.com on 21 Dec, 2017. Our thought was initially - Is there another company starting to use the TfL advertising trick as used by Boohoo, Missguided, Nasty Gal, Prettylittlething, Heist Studios and other pureplay online fashion retailers? After a quick check we noticed one of the directors of Lotd Ltd resigned from Boohoo.com UK Ltd in April 2017. Lotd Ltd was incorporated in March 2017 and share its office address with TheRobertStreetHub,...

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