#NRF2018 – National Retail Federation’s BIG Show 2018 Preview

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NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show is the world’s most important retail conference, bringing together the largest gathering of industry executives from across the globe. Attendees learn the latest retail trends and get an unparalleled view into how retail brands of all sizes are transforming themselves for the digital age. The event offers unique networking opportunities and a glimpse of the latest technologies and solutions for retailers. For more than a century, NRF’s annual convention and EXPO has been the annual gathering for industry luminaries and leaders, and it remains the place where big things happen in retail.

Be sure to visit the following must-see vendors:



CegidTypically, store teams are frustrated by legacy systems that limit their visibility to customer and inventory information across channels. In turn, consumers frequently come into stores, having already shopped online and consulting their smartphones in real time for product information and special offers. Developed with “mobile-first” in mind, ‘Shopping’ has robust omnichannel capabilities, running with the ease of a modern solution that runs on multiple devices, from traditional terminals to tablets. The solution closes the digital divide between today’s connected consumers and store associates. Now when shoppers come into the store expecting a seamless physical-digital experience, store teams are able to meet their expectations.

​Visit Cegid at Booth 3775​



Peak RyzekPeak-Ryzex to Exhibit In-Store Retail Software Suite at NRF 2018

Peak-Ryzex, Inc. will be co-exhibiting in the Zebra Technologies booth 1603 at the NRF Big Show 2018, where the company’s retail experts will demonstrate their iM2 software suite for in-store retail applications on Zebra TC51 mobile computers and QLN mobile printers.

Peak-Ryzex’s iM2 software suite is a third-generation, modular omnichannel retail solution to help retailers achieve true omnichannel success.

iM2 works with a retailer’s existing inventory system of record with modules that address Store Receiving, Discrepancy Management, Stock Movement, Stock Counting, Fulfill from Store, and Click & Collect.

Visit www.peak-ryzex.com for more information on their iM2 retail suite.

First InsightFirst Insight

First Insight, a technology company transforming how leading retailers and brands make product investment and pricing decisions, recently announced the release of ElastiCast, the world’s first and only solution that enables retailers to forecast price elasticity of new products to determine optimal prices and increase margins. By collecting consumer data and processing these data through First Insight’s proprietary algorithms, ElastiCast enables merchants, planners and marketers to analyze various pricing scenarios and predict how consumers will react to different price points throughout the product’s life cycle – from initial pricing to markdowns to clearance. Results allow retailers to see the distribution of demand, before they go to market, so they can set prices more intelligently.

The new solution will be showcased at the First Insight booth #3053.


Contributor is Ravi Panjwani, Vice President Marketing and Product Management, Brother Mobile Solutions

Brother Mobile Solutions’ theme at NRF is “We Got This!” With the retail landscape changing and e-commerce coming into its own, tech-savvy shoppers demand speed, convenience and service, whether in-store or online. At Booth #709, our retail experts will highlight how Brother’s RuggedJet®, PocketJet® and TD Series printing solutions can enhance the shopper experience while improving operational efficiency from the warehouse, to the store, to the C-suite.

Working with three retail and grocery solution leaders, we’ll demonstrate how cloud, IoT and digital technologies, combined with innovative strategies, can improve every aspect of the customer experience. Solutions incorporate Brother’s compact mobile wireless label, bar code and receipt printing solutions, which can be used for in-store signage, shelf and price labels, Click-and-Collect packing slips, POS receipts, promotional coupons, and much more. Visit: http://www.brothermobilesolutions.com/solutions/retail/

Infinite PeripheralsInfinite Peripherals

Infinite Peripherals will be showcasing a new suite of products as real-world solutions to business problems at their NRF Booth #3652. Their lineup includes a number of innovative updates to the Linea Pro barcode scanners with the new Linea Pro 7i and 7+. In addition, the company will also be showcasing the Omni One a kiosk point of sale solution, their Infinea Tab C utility device and Infinea mPOS Plus scanner solutions. 

Infinite Peripherals recently announced their integration with Tickets.com to streamline live events ticketing, so stop by booth #3652 to learn more!



Touch DynamicTouch Dynamic

Touch Dynamic, located in booth #4285, will be showcasing its most recent technology. Among the solutions displayed, will be the Quest III Tablet, Breeze Ultra All-In-One, Pulse Ultra All-In-One, and the Next Generation Slim Printer Base. The Quest III Tablet is the industry’s first EMV Level 3 Certified Tablet. Both the Breeze Ultra and Pulse Ultra All-In-Ones are equipped with the features Touch Dynamic customers know and love, and now simply pack more power and sport a sleeker overall look. The Next Generation Slim Printer Base ships fully assembled and is compatible with the Breeze Ultra 15” and Pulse Ultra 15”.


ExtremeLocation 1ExtremeLocation

ExtremeLocation™, Extreme Networks’ latest cloud-hosted solution, allows brick-and-mortar retailers to identify, engage and provide personalized guest experiences in-store via shoppers’ mobile devices. By collecting contextual analytics from both Wi-Fi and BLE beacon technology, retailers and store associates can better understand guest demographics, shopping patterns, personal preferences and their exact location in stores down to 1 to 2 meters, enabling store associates to better engage with customers face-to-face, improve experiences by delivering personalized push notifications, optimize workflow and store layout and increase sales. Visit booth #1204 during NRF Retail’s BIG Show 2018 to learn more and demo the product.