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Learn how to leverage the power of simplicity to...
Simplicity rules the day. In our über-branded world, we’re seeing a sea change washing over the landscape. Some...
Consumer Reports marks Walmart low on several...
A couple of months ago, after a shopping visit at Walmart, I noticed on my receipt an invitation to log onto a web site and...
Esprit and The Limited are talking again to my...
I took a walk down memory lane a few weeks ago when the Retail Design Institute’s Ohio Chapter held its monthly...
Big box retailers don’t have to be impersonal and...
I recently wrote an article about trends and design elements in the pet supply retailing sector, to appear in the July issue...
Retailers want fixture companies to make it all...
Everyone wants more for less these days – by necessity – and retailers are no exception. When we talked to them...
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Starbucks' director of store design talks...
Your resume includes posts at North Face, Timberland, Fossil and now Starbucks – all very strong, well-established...
Will retailers finally capture the shopper data...
Do you remember that mall scene from the movie “Minority Report”? As Tom Cruise enters a Gap store in the year...
As a designer, I want to give shoppers a reason...
Retail – it has so many connotations for people. Some think of retail as cheap and short lived, others view it as...
How employees can undermine retailers’ grand plans
My neighborhood Kroger is about to complete a months-long (and very disruptive) renovation. When it’s finished, though...
Retailers are closely examining their design...
Visual merchandising is huge right now. Of course it is – you have to stay fresh, and costly renovations are still out...

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