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Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen with CNBC’s Sara Eisen.

Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”

CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” anchor Sara Eisen moderated the 30-minute conversation at the show. McMullen’s top five retail prediction points:

  1. Retail Won’t Go Away. The industry experiences disruption and transformation every few years, but it’s happening at a more rapid speed than ever before. Leaders in the industry must be willing to not only accept and react to change, but also transform their growth model.
  2. Retail Will be Digital and Physical. Technology and digital are already mainstays…