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It’s a breach of contract lawsuit, but branded...
Terry Lundgren vs. Martha Stewart. Macy’s vs. J.C. Penney. Lundgren vs. Ron Johnson. By retail standards, pretty high-...
Tom Natalini set corporate visual standards for...
My initiation into the executive side of visual merchandising began when I met Tom Natalini, who was at the time Allied...
Online, offline, the store concept keeps hanging...
Back and forth, the discussion goes, about just what impact the Internet is having on traditional in-store retailing. When...
The award-winning designer shares insight into...
Starting in January 2011, Charles Sparks, ceo, president and corporate creative director, Charles Sparks + Co. (Westchester...
There’s a new Starbucks brew and at least one...
I’m not a Starbucks coffee fan, never have been. I find the coffee too strong, strangely acidic and with a bitter...
Review of Greenbuild International Conference...
Heads turned toward a changing political landscape at the Greenbuild conference in San Francisco this past November, just...
A walking tour of Manhattan’s post-holiday windows
Although a lifetime New Yorker, I never actually lived in Manhattan, respectfully referred to by the locals as "The...
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...
Is the shrinking European retail footprint...
Time was when retailers in Europe seemed set on something of an arms race as far as size was concerned. The bigger, the...
James Voigt shows that fixtures aren't just...
When fixture manufacturers reminisce about the good old days of the go-go ’90s in their industry, James Voigt can...

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