Steve Kaufman

This is the 13th conference, a cause for celebration, mutual congratulations, learning and fun

It’s always hard to believe that we’re about to head off to IRDC. It’s also hard to...

Jack Daniel's Sinatra-inspired duty free store sets up shop

For roughly half a century, Jack Daniel’s and...

Consumer technology can do almost everything today. But our geekocracy wants more!

Anyone who knows me, or has read things I’ve written, knows I’m not techno-savvy about 21st Century gadgetry. I don’t...

TPG Architecture’s (New York) design principal takes an intellectual approach to his craft - except when he goes with his gut

Would you talk about the “happy accident” that led you into architectural design?
When I joined...

Has the luxury jewelry retailer sacrificed its prestige for a pot of silver?

When the recession hit in late 2008, high-end retailers had some decisions to make. Should they retain their...

Young visual merchandisers are integrating social media and design

There’s a new generation of visual merchandisers who’ve grown up with iPhone apps, social media, texting and tweeting....

If consumer brands are playing the lead role in store design innovation, fixtures are carrying much of the weight.

Call it “The Planet of the Brands.”

After a destructive catastrophe caused by man rendered the retail landscape...

White Castle returns and thousands cheer

Want to know what we mean by a retail brand? Consider White Castle: little hamburgers that you eat by the bagful, more...

Shinsegae recreates its menswear floor around a distinct voice, not a collection of brands

In the decade or two that the Shinsegae Department Store has been the fashionable face of South Korea’s booming economy,...

Nothing cuts a retailer deeper than when sales plummet

Look who’s in trouble again. Those two merry pranksters, Abercrombie and Fitch, have gotten everybody riled up.

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