Steve Kaufman

Target’s “remarkable failure” misread the Canadian appetite

It’s easy, I guess, for Americans to think of Canada as our country-cousin.

They speak the same language. They...

Grocers search for relevance in today’s online world.

BOPUS.

That five-letter acronym might be the future of supermarket retailing.

It stands for “Buy Online,...

Crayola debuts an Experience Store filled with – you guessed it!

Terra Cotta. Hot Magenta. Blue Lagoon.

Everyone probably has a favorite Crayola...

Remember “retailtainment”? Then you’re as old as I am

It is almost exactly 20 years ago that I began my love affair with the retail design world.

It was a slightly...

Dick’s Sporting Goods creates an outdoorsman’s paradise for its new Field & Stream concept

A big part of the lore of hunting and fishing is the time shared with companions, sitting in the duck blind or on the...

Richard Baker tries to reassure the European fashion world

Last month, Hudson’s Bay Co. ceo Richard Baker stepped into a dizzying world, courtesy of his acquisition of Saks Fifth...

Her new book explores her various love affairs: with art, store windows, shoes and Stuart

You’re known for creating store windows for Stuart Weitzman shoes that were more art than merchandise. Where did...

Microsoft’s senior design manager sees his role as being in a big amusement park, running from one fun ride to another

What are your roots?

I was born in Romania and went to a math and physics high school there....

Target, Neiman Marcus – what other furies have been set loose?

In the 1940s, some of the scientists working on the atomic bomb stepped back from the excitement of their technological...

Penney for your thoughts? It crowded everything else out this year

JCPenney Co. Inc. (Plano, Texas) spent much of 2013 trying to reverse every initiative introduced over the last two years...

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