Proving once again that there’s much more to retail industry people than
PCI compliance, point-of-sale hardware and product lifecycle management, the second annual RIS Rock & Roll Retail rocked the house at
B.B. King’s Blues Club on January 10. It may have been cold outside
but the music was hot, with set lists spanning more than five decades,
featuring songs ranging from the Beatles to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
The four bands, with members drawn from the ranks of retailers, analysts and solution providers, entertained a crowd of more than 225 industry executives. The winning group was “Mark Up & the Prophets,”
featuring standout performances from Elie Tahari’s Tom Kanach, TekServe POS’s Dana & Tony Harder, RSR Research’s Steve Rowen and Nik-ki Baird, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Frank Picarazzi and Bozzuto’s Dan Krhla.
The band will donate $1,000 to RetailROI, the Retail Orphan Initiative.
Attendees agreed that Rock & Roll Retail has become a Big Show
highlight. “I had a great time both listening to the music and catching
I Can See Clearly Now
“The NRF diet—caffeine, sugar and alcohol. That’s
SEEN & HEARD
all you need to get through the week.”
Melissa FRyback, GRec