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Retailers must recognize the importance of the...
Recently, the acclaimed jewelry designer Joel A. Rosenthal, perhaps better known by his initials JAR, had a showing of more...
Human interaction must be a counterpart to...
Do people really want to be entertained as they shop, or are they just expecting the act of shopping to be entertaining? The...
Test your VM knowledge
Have you ever heard of a degree in window display? It doesn’t exist, because everyone comes at it sideways.” -...
If it’s Amazon or Google, store designers had...
It was a pop-up on a pop-up – you know how that goes. You’re surfing, it looks interesting, you click on it,...
E-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers find...
The hits keep coming. Just last month, e-commerce behemoth Amazon introduced its Fire Phone, complete with the showrooming-...
McDonalds’ director of retail interiors for U.S....
Describe your job in a nutshell. My team does everything from developing new decor packages to designing solutions for the...
Is retail heading back to city centers?
Some of you in the U.S. may have heard of an outfit called Best Buy. It’s a retailer with quite a few outposts,...
Be locally relevant and other truisms
Along with quite a few retailers, I’ve been doing a lot of pondering over the last few years following the recession...
There’s inspiration at every turn in The City of...
I was overwhelmed by the astonishing sights and sounds of Venice, as the water taxi moored at San Zaccaria, just steps away...
Want proof? Dubai is building The Mall of the...
When I was in Dubai in 2007, the sky was the limit. Literally! The Burj Khalifa, proposed as the world’s tallest...

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