WASHINGTON, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the sixth year in a row, the National Retail Federation’s annual convention, Retail’s BIG Show, has been named by Trade Show News Network as one of the largest trade shows in the country.
“This is recognition that Retail’s BIG Show is seen as one of the trade show industry’s leading events,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Our show has been growing each year in size and scope and we are very proud to receive this honor.”
The NRF Annual Convention and Expo ranked No. 103 on this year’s Top 250 Trade Shows list, up from No. 112 last year. The list represents the largest trade events held in the United States and is ranked by square footage. The citation is based on the 2015 convention, which drew more than 33,000 attendees from 87 countries and 600 exhibiting companies to New York City’s Javits Convention Center.
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com
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