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Shopping is no longer about looking for what you...
Urban Outfitters opened Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn a few weeks ago. Taking lessons from its sibling Space 15...
Discount doesn’t have to mean drab
Writing about low-cost retail environments in the food sector last month, it was relatively easy to be judgmental. When the...
Technology must be linked to human interaction
I penned my first article on retail design more than 20 years ago. Titled "Adding the Human Touch," it was a...
Retailers should take lessons from their...
I haven’t gone crazy. Yes, I’m giving you retail advice based on a thrift store (what?). I understand that these...
Target’s “remarkable failure” misread the...
It’s easy, I guess, for Americans to think of Canada as our country-cousin. They speak the same language. They have...
The road to success requires, well, getting on...
A whirlwind winter of industry-related travel (and travel hassles resulting from that cruel polar vortex) is finally winding...
Lululemon Athletica’s born-and-raised Canadian...
What are your roots? I’m from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. What was it like growing up in Ottawa? It was cold! It...
Pared-back supermarket interiors may mean low...
Currently, U.K. food retailers are in a bit of a spin. They’re finally waking up to the fact that German discounters...
Celebrating Paltrona Frau’s accomplishments in...
My travel itinerary continues to expand at an alarming rate. Clearly, my suitcase will soon give way and my passport will be...
Biden slam highlights the need to rethink airport...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden raised some hackles in early February by likening New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to...

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