There is a lot of optimism and energy leading up to RECon 2012, and in my recent edition of Retail Rap I discuss some of the reasons for this and what it may mean for retailers and the retail industry.
People I talk to in the industry are excited to get together this year; they are truly looking forward to it. Quite honestly, I haven’t felt this kind of pre-RECon buzz and positive energy since 2007. And if my own calendar is any indication, we should expect good things to come (the last time my conference schedule was this full was 2007)! All of this optimism and energy leads me to believe that this is likely to be the most well attended RECon in several years. (I’ll revisit the attendance issue after the convention to see if my predictions were on point).
Check out the full article from my recurring column, Retail Rap, at Chain Store Age.