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Building green is in; ignoring it is worse than...
The last couple of weeks have been filled with lists that normally commemorate the passing of an old year – or in this...
As retailers struggle through this holiday season...
The economy has led to a lot of discussion about which types of retailing are most viable right now. Not a lot of surprises...
Loved the showrooms and the NY windows. But they...
In a past life, I was editor of a national magazine for writers. As such, I used to speak at writing conferences, where I...
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The software giant’s senior director of retail...
You’ve worked for some big retail names, including Nordstrom, Apple and now Microsoft. What drew you to a career in...
Creativity gets consumers’ attention but brand...
I was watching a basketball game over the weekend with a crowd of people when a clever TV ad came on. It features an...
Walmart (and the Internet) grabbed the honors...
Every year, analysts of all kinds scrutinize America’s shopping habits this decisive Thanksgiving weekend. But rarely...
VMSD toasts the season with a search for this...
In my line of work, it’s easy to start singing Christmas carols in October, long before most of us have even carved a...
The future of retail design is a terrible thing...
We had an embarrassment of riches at this year’s International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), with all of our...
We're less with the passing of Cecil...
When I first came into this industry, in the early 1990s, as the editor of Display & Design Ideas, I was a sponge,...
Time to get a “You know you’re getting old when...
I read the other day that Google will be developing an operating system for PCs tied to its Chrome Web browser. It seemed...

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