Steve Kaufman

In Washington State, AAA travel-service experts are replacing their humdrum offices with retail experiences

Once-elegant cruise travel has been diminished by too many cruise ships limping back to port with tales of food poisoning...

Pirch (remember that name) feels the romance of appliances ought to be part of the buying environment

I recently interviewed Jeffery Sears for a profile that will appear in the February issue of VMSD.

He’s...

A woodworker’s daughter is creating the framework for Kiehl’s marketing, messaging, and retail design and presentation

You had a head start in understanding fixture manufacturing, didn’t you?
Yes, I grew up above my...

The year was a computer science quiz for retailers. Some failed

Technology continues to dominate the retail conversation. Is it any wonder the major retail design trade fairs have begun...

It’s Christmastime in the city. Peace on earth, good will towards men and fighting in the stores

“Shoppers Fight Inside a Kohl's”

“Fight Over a Barbie Doll”

“Two Women and Teen Arrested During a Black...

Millennials migrate to a developing downtown

The Numbers
Old Philadelphia is the site of the Declaration of Independence, 238 years ago. But...

Brick-and-mortar retail is here to stay

The age of immersive store design and powerful visual merchandising isn’t over yet. In fact, says a new report from...

And I’m not talking about a balloon in the Thanksgiving Day parade

In Johnny Mercer’s great 1941 big-band song “Tangerine,” Helen O’Connell sang: “And I've seen clothes on Tangerine, where...

The annual Retail Design Collective comes to the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, Dec. 3-5

The store design industry will gather in New York again next month, as it has every December for decades.

A.R.E.’s...

Interbrand Design Forum’s founder is retiring after shifting the landscape of store design

It was 1978. What were you trying to accomplish with Design Forum?
I just wanted to change the...

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