Robots, AI, Smart Devices…and More Robots: Tech Takes Over the NRF Annual Show


There was a great deal to look at – and marvel at – at the 2018 staging of the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York this week. But the real stars of the show – and the hot topics in the keynote sessions all related to technological advancements that promise to change the retail industry for good.

From ‘spybots’ that can recognize potentially high-spending customers to ‘smart shelves’ with built-in inventory trackers and a mini army of robots designed to slot into almost any part of the supply chain you would have been forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled upon CES, the western world’s largest tech show, rather than a retail innovation showcase. Read More


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