Nielsen Research To Address Economic Recovery At GlobalShop Conference

Todd Hale, SVP of Consumer and Shopper Insights of Nielsen Research, will address the past, present and future landscape of retail during his keynote address at the GlobalShop store design and shopper marketing trade show and conference. The 20th Anniversary event is being held in Las Vegas, February 29 to March 2, 2012.

In his keynote session, titled “Insights Into Our Economic Recovery: Tracking Trends That Matter,” Hale will discuss the ways retailers can drive sustainable growth.

The show’s opening session will be delivered by Dr. David Bosshart, CEO of Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, a non-profit organization which conducts scientific research in the social and economic fields. Bosshart’s presentation ― titled “The Slower You Move, The Faster You Die: What the Acceleration of Just About Everything Means For Retail and Shopping” ― will focus on the dividing lines of shopping channels, from brick-and-mortar stores to e-Commerce web sites.


GlobalShop 2012, sponsored by the Association for Retail Environments (ARE), also will provide retailers access to tailored educational sessions, such as:

  • Shopper Marketing and Consumer Insights;
  • Store Planning and Design; and
  • Visual Merchandising and Branding.

Debuting at the three-day show, the Design Inspiration Showcase will feature key aspects of the retail design industry, clustered into six pavilions: At-Retail Marketplace; Retail Marketing Services; Store Design and Operations; The Digital Store; The Store Fixturing Show; and The Visual Merchandising Show.

“From its origins in 1993 as the Store Fixturing Show, GlobalShop has grown to become the singular destination for all things related to retail design and in-store marketing,” said Tim Fearney, Show Director for GlobalShop, in a press release. “This event has been inspiring attendees for 20 years, and we invite the retail industry to join us for some new surprises in 2012.”

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