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Remember when flying didn’t feel like such a...
I’ve always loved to travel. Yellowstone National Park for a summer in college, Antarctica for a once-in-a-lifetime...
Home Depot thinks it’s figured that out. Again.
Big news! Home Depot finally got the memo. Last month, it announced that it had the key to its success going forward: It was...
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Friends and colleagues gather with the industry...
Why is Columbus, Ohio, the retail design capital of the world? To know that answer is to know the influence Alton Doody has...
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After designing more than 250 department stores,...
Your retail design career started at international architectural firm HOK. What lessons from your experience there have...
VMSD’s new column puts you in touch with the...
We’re a culture obsessed with the “Weather Channel.” Or at least it feels that way several months out of...
Is another merchant leaving the scene? Too bad...
There’s a reason the golden age of retail was golden. Marshall Field and John Cash Penney and, more recently, Stanley...
Your customers are connected. Are you?
As I was wrapping up VMSD’s January 2011 issue, Time magazine announced it had named Mark Zuckerberg Person of the...
Drugstores are getting into the grocery business.
I recently found myself with a $25 merchandise certificate to Rite-Aid after transferring a prescription to their pharmacy....
Will devotees still drink from a cup without the...
Starbucks is making headlines again – not for introducing a new seasonal sweet beverage to fuel our coffee addictions...
Best Buy’s problem? Consumers have other options...
A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space about how the mighty always seem to fall. There’s always a competitor with a...

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