Blogs & Perspectives

Three days at IRDC provide a year’s worth of...
If designers think in pictures, then editors think in terms of quotes. The notebook sitting on my desk from the 2012 VMSD...
The wrong election results in November might hurt...
Retailing has managed to stay out of the political world this election season. Makes sense. If the country really is split...
JCPenney looks for a little magic from Disney
JCPenney and Disney are hoping to brew up some retail magic. The department store retailer – on a quest to transform...
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you
Another great week of IRDC in Chicago. And on to Vancouver for the 2013 event. Every year, however, I think about our site...
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Connecting to your community is the right thing...
The successful retailer understands that its role is to do more than just sell. Its broader responsibility is to teach, to...
IRDC Blog: Get ready for the 2012 Iron Merchant...
It’s hard to believe that this is the seventh year for the Iron Merchant Visual Merchandising Challenge, held during...
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On the big retail stage, smart companies are the...
Before I joined VMSD magazine, I worked on one of parent-company ST Media Group’s other publications focused on screen...
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His retail career started with a desire for the...
Tell us about your introduction into retailing. When I was little kid in Toledo, Ohio, I wanted the new Monkees album, but...
IRDC Preview: Sending 'big' box stores...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation's urban population increased more than 12 percent from 2000 to 2010, a trend...
McDonald’s new design concept intrigues one of...
It turns out I have a few things in common with Paul Ryan, the Republicans’ vice-presidential candidate: a boyhood...

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