NRF 2017

NRF 2017

The first big event of the Retail Technology calendar is the rapidly approaching NRF BIG Show running from January 15th to the 17th 2017, in New York City.     This is the retail industry’s premier annual event and this year it will bring together a staggering 33,000 attendees, 510+ exhibitors and 300+ speakers. Island Pacific will have a strong presence at Booth 2053, where our retail experts will be more than willing to show off their expertise in all things retail, as well as, Island Pacific.

There will be new products which we will be promoting this year at NRF, here is a little taste:

New Island Pacific Cloud

Island Pacific Cloud is the ability for Island Pacific to offer Island Pacific SmartSuite in the cloud, off premise in a hosted and or managed environment.

Key benefits are:

  • Reduced infrastructure for the retailer on site, increased security and high scalability.
  • Our in-house specialists can take the infrastructure concerns away from the retailer

Island Pacific SmartPlanning Replenishment

SmartPlanning Replenishment works in conjunction with Island Pacific SmartPlanning and utilizes Island Pacific’s 30 plus years’ experience as a merchandise and replenishment application integrated with the Island Pacific SmartPlanning application

Island Pacific SmartPlanning Allocation

SmartPlanning Allocation which works in combination with the  Island Pacific SmartPlanning module available with Island Pacific SnartRetail Merchandise module or available to integrate to any third party Merchandising application.

Key Features

  • Dynamic analysis and execution with the ability to create user defined formulas
  • Ability to incorporate a  plan and use as part of the allocation algorithm
  • When used with Island Pacific Planning Assortment Manager both a plan and store grading can be used within the allocation process.

Events that make the NRF week a unique tradeshow

The events that run alongside the NRF tradeshow makes it stand out from the rest, events which Island Pacific are more than happy to participate in and in many cases sponsor great causes, these events provide a different avenue to communicate and connect with retailers and industry specialists across the world.

Jeff Lombardi, Group Vice President Merchandise Systems PVH Corp

PVH Corp. – with its iconic brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and IZOD – has grown to be one of the world’s largest fashion companies, creating, producing, and selling clothes around the globe.
To succeed in this fast-moving industry, responding to changing trends and buying patterns is vital. Being able to track sales and stock levels across multiple time periods and down to individual garment sizes is central to making business-critical decisions on a daily basis. Before, PVH had a blended, top-line picture of operations. Now, with Island Pacific SmartAnalytics, users can analyze all the data they need to make decisions and confidently identify areas for growth. It gives the retailers all the information needed to successfully run the business

Visit Island Pacific Booth 2053 NRF for Jeff Lombardi Presentation

Monday 16th January 2pm-2.20pm

Tuesday 17th January 2pm-2.20pm


Rock & Roll retail

We are proud to sponsor Rock & Roll retail 2017, located in The Hard Rock Café in Times Square, it is conveniently located for the NRF audience. This event has been described as the most exciting and unique event at the NRF BIG Show. Why? What’s not unique about hearing executives from retailers as well as retail industry specialist from companies such as; Guitar Center, Marc Jacobs, RSR Research, Sears, Spencer’s, Sur La Table, Island Pacific and Verifone create great music. So why not listen to the musically talented retailers, industry analysts, and solution providers the industry has to offer?

Super Saturday

RetailROI is a charitable foundation that acts as a donor-advised fund, over four years they have raised $1,142,700, have managed 64 projects in 13 countries, with over 123, 000 children served. Island Pacific are proud to sponsor the RetailROI and Super Saturday.

Super Saturday gathers retail’s top analysts and C-level executives for a unique IT conference on the Saturday around the Big Show at the exclusive venue The Harvard Club. This fast paced event gets you completely up to date on the latest data and trends in the retail industry before you hit the show floor. As always, retailers are free and all the proceeds from the vendor sponsorships go to help the Retail Orphan Initiative (

Final remarks

As you can see we are very excited for the NRF Retail BIG show, with exciting new products and incredible events, the 2017 promises to be our best NRF week yet. So, why not come and visit us at Booth 2053, we look forward to meeting you.