Anne DiNardo

The new economy is forcing many retailers to look abroad for growth. In this special report, VMSD delves into the details behind some of the hottest emerging markets that should be on your radar screen.

If international locations used to be a nice accessory within a retailer’s store portfolio, today they’re a wardrobe...

Think the recession has spelled the end of the green design movement? These designers and retailers say “think again.”

Five years ago, you couldn’t talk about retail design without hearing buzzwords like “green,” “sustainable” and “energy...

Conversations today are less about looking “green” and more about good design.

When I started planning VMSD’s annual green issue a few months back, I wasn’t quite sure where the conversation...

Where will your brand take you next?

Among the resource tools on my desk is a “Comparative World Atlas” that I bought for a college geography class. Today,...

Move over hotdog cart, today’s hungry mouths are heading to food trucks

A few years ago, before VMSD moved its office from downtown Cincinnati to a new building in the suburbs, the...

The best return on investment can be reconnecting with shoppers.

Want to get a sense of the creative, behind-the-scenes thinking going on in retailing today? Then take a day and delve...

A combination of high- and low-tech design elements dial up the brand experience inside this new Fifth Avenue flagship.

PROJECT SUPPLIERS

RETAILER: Luxottica Group, Milan

ARCHITECT: Sargenti Architects, Paramus...

Video shows how shoppers could control weather via window game

Inside Diesel’s interactive window, which was tied to its “Destroyed” jeans campaign, shoppers could control the weather...

English tradition meets cutting-edge materials and finishes to create a luxurious environment for selling audio and video home entertainment systems.

RETAILER
Meridian, Cambridgeshire, U.K.

DESIGN
KVB Design, Oxon, U....

Retailers taking the road less traveled are infusing the landscape with excitement

Much has been written about what the retail landscape will look like post-recession. More specifically, how are retailers...

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