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See you at NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show

Here’s everything you need to know to maximize your experience at the new year’s kickoff retail event.
A'lon Santiago by A'lon Santiago

What is the NRF 2022 Big Show?

Date: January 16-18th, 2022
Location: Javits Center, New York City

The Big Show is the National Retail Federation’s annual event that brings together retailers, vendors, and industry experts from across the world of retail for a gathering not to be missed. This year’s event will be held January 16—18th, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City, with the opening party event held on January 15th.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from notable speakers from across the retail sector while taking advantage of a myriad of live networking opportunities to make up for lost time spent together. This year’s theme, Accelerate: Speed into the future of retail, features topics ranging from how to stand out among increasingly impressive competitors, business model innovations to prepare you for tomorrow, and investing well in the team you have today. Lastly, don’t forget about the expos! Here you’ll get to see and experience innovative technologies, explore of-the-moment solutions to challenges you face, and connect with some of the biggest influencers in retail. Introduced to the show this year are three new expo pavilions showcasing supply chain, e-commerce, and food & beverage tech.

To plan which sessions you’d like to attend and learn more about the speakers, exhibitors, and networking opportunities, find the complete agenda here.

To learn more about the latest COVID-19 event safety protocols, find the guidelines here.

Where can I find Shelf Engine at this event?

Great question, because we’d love to meet you! You’ll find Shelf Engine—including our Co-Founder & CEO, Stefan Kalb—in the Innovation Lab at Booth 55.

The Innovation Lab Expo hours are:

  • Sunday, January 16th: 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Monday, January 17th: 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 18th: 9:00am–4:00pm

What is Shelf Engine?

Shelf Engine forecasts and orders highly perishable foods for grocers at scale. Using AI, our platform predicts consumer demand with high precision and automates ordering for every SKU, every day, in every store. We simplify grocery operations by automating the purchase orders sent to suppliers and distributors, paying them directly for the products they deliver, and only charging retailers for what they sell. Our performance-based model reduces labor requirements, eliminates inventory risk, and guarantees profit expansion from day one. Launched in 2016, Seattle-based Shelf Engine has more than 200 employees and manages orders for leading retailers at thousands of locations nationwide.

What is the Innovation lab?

The NRF Innovation Lab showcases bleeding-edge applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, augmented reality, and more. Immersive and thought-bending, this exhibit highlights the latest in tech and takes a peek into the future of retail.

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