A good many stories have been written with insights and takeaways from the National Retail Federation's Big Show this week in New York. Perhaps the best, however, came directly from the retail leaders themselves. Whether on a panel, the main stage or told directly to Retail Dive, here are what a dozen top executives are focused on in 2018.
LAS VEGAS — There were robots, lots of robots, at the Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas. There was even a robot named Sophia who was interviewed by a human. She drew crowds and caused a stir everywhere she appeared, and a little robot dog by Sony named Aibo even stole a few hearts.
NEW YORK — "The purpose is the purpose, the values are the values. Everything else is open to debate and may change." That was the heady advice from Walmart CEO Doug McMillon at the Nation Retail Federation's Big Show on Sunday. The world's largest retailer has recently changed much in terms of internal policies and external acquisitions, but McMillon stressed the core values underlying the company's promise have remained the same.
Pay attention to the part about not discussing pay among the cast. THIS is a big part of the equation. Transparency would go a long way toward fixing. The world would be a better place if we were comfortable talking about money. https://twitter.com/laurenduca/status/953655998992076801
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