The CGT team was on the scene for several days at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) trade show in New York this week. While our sister brand RIS News blows the doors off NRF recaps with their Top 10 Takeaways, we’ve pulled together just a few tech highlights for consumer goods companies.
Get a glimpse below, and head over to RIS News for everything you need to know about NRF 2023.
The show is a hotbed of tech announcements, and so here are just a handful of the ones that cut through the noise.
Digital services and consulting company Infosys launched Infosys Equinox Studio to help retailers shape, integrate, publish, and manage next-generation composable, computational commerce experiences from a single low- or no-code, cloud-native platform. Using the platform, retailers can manage their digital experiences across channels and integrate any cloud-based, service-oriented applications.
SAS deployed its Intelligent Planning Cloud, intended to provide retailers and consumer goods companies with precise demand planning. The tech is available on SAS Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure and allows companies to react in near-real time to operational and market conditions and model future-state scenarios.
Amazon’s Buy with Prime DTC offering for merchants’ own online stores was on display. The company just revealed the wide availability of its services and an upcoming integration with BigCommerce, the first e-commerce platform to integrate with Buy with Prime. Previously available to retailers by invitation only, Buy with Prime will be widely available to all U.S.-based merchants by January 31.
Consumer Product Showcase
New this year, the area featured 50-plus diverse small businesses showcasing products across multiple categories. The majority (84%) of the products were from minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned or LGBTQ+-owned companies, with the aim to help retailers diversify their suppliers and connect with innovative products in categories such as food and beverage, fashion and apparel, beauty and home, and kitchen and pet.