Steve Kaufman

Times have not been kind to the once-dominant...
The early January headlines were kind of staggering around here. Macy’s announced it was closing one of its two Louisville...
Experiential spaces, digital integration and Gen...
At its core, retail in the future will continue to be what it has always been about: the relationship with the customer. It’...
Between shuttering stores, raising wages, ramping...
Each year in retail brings success and failure, surprise and sadness, but most of all comes change and transition. Macy’s (...
The Christmas surprise Macy’s definitely did not...
The 12 days of Christmas aren’t lords a-leaping, swans a-swimming and three French hens for everyone. For retailers, there’s...
Timberland’s sustainability director feels...
What started your career in environmental activism? In my first job out of school, with Sybron Intl. in Milwaukee, I was...
Wrangler’s Asian strategy appeals to the scooter-...
Wrangler jeans (Greensboro, N.C.) have a rugged, outdoorsy, athletes-and-cowboys image in the U.S. But not so in Asia, where...
The Godzilla of commoditizing has decided...
There’s a growing, doom-like feeling about retailing that the store itself, as a place for consumers to visit and conduct...
The ceo of Boston-based Shawmut Design and...
Was building retail stores your passion from the beginning? Not at all. As a young civil engineering graduate just out of...
Retail giants Walmart and Target try to survive...
In August 2016, the retail and investment worlds paused for the second-quarter financial reports from the country’s two...
Restaurant chain Xi Ding has created a modern,...
Think of a dumpling restaurant as the Chinese equivalent of an American sandwich joint. They’re on every corner and are an...

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