Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s acclaimed mayor, has always been a man who cares about appearance, and appreciates fashion. He always looks polished, and has admitted to carefully watching his weight – not to mention his many efforts to clean up the city’s eating habits (surely for health first, but perhaps appearances second.)
So it’s not surprising that he would support the city’s effort to bolster the fashion industry, a huge part of retail, with his support of New York Fashion Week, Fashion’s Night Out, and other fashion-retail events. But today, Mayor Bloomberg gave his official support of the overall retail industry by declaring the week from Saturday, Jan. 8 – Wednesday, Jan. 12 as “National Retail Week” in New York City. This comes at the front of the National Retail Federation’s 100th year anniversary of its annual NYC convention, which opens on Sunday, Jan. 9 and expects more than 18,500 attendees. In proclaiming National Retail Week, Mayor Bloomberg recognizes the impact NRF’s convention has on the New York City economy, which is expected to bring $27.4 million in economic impact this year, according to NYC & Co.
Naturally, this year’s show is geared heavily toward mobile shopping, with its entire agenda and exhibit floor available on your mobile device. Many breakout sessions are planned on topics from evolving your retail business into a successful multi-channel environment, improving customer experiences, the future of the luxury segment and more.
I’m curious to know which topics you’re most interested in and will be attending!