Steve Kaufman

It’s a breach of contract lawsuit, but branded concept shops may hang in the balance

Terry Lundgren vs. Martha Stewart. Macy’s vs....

The new American Family Insurance store encourages people to contemplate their futures

Woody Allen used to joke: “There are worse things than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance agent?”...

Online, offline, the store concept keeps hanging in there

Back and forth, the discussion goes, about just what impact the Internet is having on traditional in-store retailing....

There’s a new Starbucks brew and at least one person is eager to try it

I’m not a Starbucks coffee fan, never have been. I find the coffee too strong, strangely acidic and with a bitter...

Has anyone ever trademarked a store design before?

Every once in a while, store design rises above the parochial levels of our own industry’s attention and becomes part of...

Consumers find clarity through interactive education

Problem: More lighting options to solve household problems, address needs and meet local energy codes...

Italian kitchenware brand Alessi interprets its Northern Italian homeland on New York’s Greene Street

Outside the Greene Street store windows of...

International hair care giant Schwarzkopf chooses a gritty Toronto neighborhood for its North American flagship academy

The restaurants, bars, clubs, boutiques and creative agencies of the Toronto...

James Voigt shows that fixtures aren't just for displaying merchandise

When fixture manufacturers reminisce about the good old days of the go-go ’90s in their industry, James Voigt can’t join...

New PBS series will document the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge

We’re intimidated by the British, and we know it. They speak our language better than we do, dress better than we do,...

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