Matthew Hall

Embarq stores jet into crowded telecom field

Last year, telecommunications giant Sprint/Nextel spun off its land-line telephone, wireless and high-speed Internet...

Bloomingdale’s lights up San Francisco

Though nominally a department store, the new Bloomingdale’s flagship in San Francisco is really “five specialty stores...

ISP/VM+SD Retail Design Competition Store of the Year

The iconic red, blue, green and yellow candies are the stars of the show in the M&M’s World Orlando store. Each...

Judges bestow top honors on M&M's World Orlando

M&M’s World Orlando has been named the 2006 Store of the Year in the 36th annual Institute of Store Planners/VM+SD...

Retail design survey suggests firms are ready for the industry's challenges and opportunities

At a time when the retail industry is dealing with consolidation, budget crunches, Internet competition and choppy...

Not in Kansas Anymore

Payless ShoeSource is marking its 50th anniversary by rebranding and repositioning itself. The Topeka, Kan.-based...

Elegantly modern design beckons shoppers to new Manhattan store

The Container Store strives to build retail spaces that are site-specific expressions of its brand. For its second store...

LEDs light up Nokia flagships

For many years, Nokia relied on a worldwide network of in-store shops to sell its mobile phones, and handheld gaming and...

Fueling Sales

The innovative technology for many of today’s in-store sound systems has taken the play away from employees. Too often,...

Lippincott’s Peter Dixon advises supermarkets to use materials, color as point of differentiation

Traditional supermarkets are under siege – they’re being squeezed on the discount side by Wal-Mart, Meijer and other...

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