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Retailers must recognize the importance of brand...
Having recently attended the World Department Store Forum, April 23-24, I was astounded by a recurring theme present...
The retailer that delighted Canadians when it...
For a time, I lived in Buffalo, N.Y., and I know that going across the border into Canada is not that big a deal. Once you...
Insights from some of retail’s strongest players
I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 World Department Store Forum, April 23-24, in Rome, organized by the...
The state’s slogan aptly describes retail’s...
Not counting the many large, annual conferences we attend (and a new one this month that we’re excited about, C-star,...
Callison’s director and retail design strategist...
What’s the biggest challenge for a design strategist? Working with a client that doesn’t have a clear brand...
Zara welcomes shoppers to yet another location on...
Spanish fashion giant Zara opened another store on London’s Oxford Street and it looks pretty good. But hold on a...
Two activities made of the same stuff
Play is primal. And all play means something. As a socializing function, there is something about engaging in the activity...
Retailers crave fashionable food
Change is the hallmark of the fashion industry, and today the rate of change within the industry is on a fast-track. The...
The great architect who died last month was known...
I live in Louisville, Ky., now. It’s a midsized city with a compact downtown and not nearly the skyline grandeur of...
How retailers appeal to themselves to lure in...
The “man bun” and hipsters. Live music and Nashville. Cats and whiskey. Some things just go together. On a...

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