Attendees of the 2019 Retail Innovation Conference (RIC19) will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the latest in cutting-edge retailing on May 6, the first day of the conference, through an exclusive Store Tours event at the recently-opened Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side. For many, this represents the first opportunity to see New York City’s new luxury shopping center in operation, and to learn how some of the country’s top retailers are taking advantage of the unique space.
Hudson Yards features seven stories and nearly 720,000 square feet of leasable space that will soon be home to nearly 100 luxury and specialty stores. The complex also will feature a hotel, unique restaurant concepts and an exhibition space.
RIC19 attendees will receive guided tours from executives representing each retail brand on the tour, who will explain the store’s operations and answer attendees’ questions. The event will be capped off by an opening night cocktail reception. The conference will continue at Convene on May 7 and 8.
Highlights From RIC Store Tours 2018
RIC attendees have been enjoying exclusive, informative store tours for years. Most recently, the 2018 event included a tour of The Shops at Columbus Circle, where attendees received a behind-the-scenes look at five of the city’s most fascinating retail locations:
- TUMI: Visitors learned how this small, franchised location produces some of…