Steve Kaufman

How non-retail retail is proliferating

Retail has been coping with all kinds of things lately – the economy, a changing culture, a new generation of consumers...

Steve Jobs is dead – exactly!

Two huge-profile executives have faced the firing squad this spring. One is gone. The other seems to be just holding on...

Toms Shoes donates footwear to impoverished children. Shame on it!

There was a time, I’m sure, when a large company’s charitable activities or public works were hailed as admirable, and...

The new CityTarget concept is more than just a smaller superstore; it’s strategically crafted for the urban guest

Target Corp. (Minneapolis) has always won high marks in the store design world...

Are Barnes & Noble stores investments or sentiments?

Leonard Riggio, chairman of Barnes & Noble (New York), has indicated recently that he might buy up all the retailer’s...

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...

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