Anne DiNardo

As holiday windows hit the streets, who will be your favorite?

Walking the streets of New York on an unseasonably warm day in November is a treat. Walking those streets while retailers...

Retailers are racing to outfit consumers on their quests for better lifestyles

As I write this letter on a balmy fall afternoon in Cincinnati, three coworkers of mine are sitting in the lunchroom...

Welcome to the start of the jolly ole’ shopping season ... in October

I can remember a time when Thanksgiving was the official start of the holiday season. The week of that annual holiday,...

VMSD's Sector Spotlight report looks at how retailers are using store design and visual to tap into the surging menswear market

The world market for menswear is expected to exceed $402 billion in 2014, according to research firm MarketLine Intl. Ltd...

The electronics retailer dials up the technology on Michigan Avenue

One of the most talked about openings on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile this fall is the AT&T flagship. Designed to...

Which retailers are ready to stand out in 2012?

$749.51. That’s the amount the average holiday shopper is expected to spend on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more this...

A dash of wit and a splash of fun transform this international chain from street food to new casual dining concept.

Based on the premise of "chicken as a universal food," BBQ decided to update its menu and asked London-based JHP to shift...

Three days at IRDC provide a year’s worth of inspiration and ideas

If designers think in pictures, then editors think in terms of quotes. The notebook sitting on my desk from the 2012 VMSD...

JCPenney looks for a little magic from Disney

JCPenney and Disney are hoping to brew up some retail magic. The department store retailer – on a quest to transform its...

The Dutch telecom company dials up its store experience by taking cues from the hospitality sector

Inspired by high-end hotel lobbies, the XL concept puts service and human interaction at the forefront. Shoppers are...

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