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Realistic mannequins are back in force – some...
Any tour of the major visual merchandising trade shows around the world shows significant changes in the way mannequins are...
How color-temperature tuning affects shoppers’ –...
What could humans possibly have in common with cyanobacteria, fungi and other animal species? The answer: We share...
How beacons are impacting the retail experience
I recently embarked on my annual pilgrimage to the NRF Big Show in New York. This, on the heels of the CES show in Las Vegas...
It’s all about engagement … and always has been
In today’s retail landscape, you can find yourself on a path that seems familiar but the language is constantly...
Retailers explore green options to help build...
Customers who visit the newly designed Gatsby store in Isla Margarita, Venezuela may be surprised to discover the store...
Convenience stores are evolving
With so many cultural concerns colliding – the price of gas, cost of healthcare, the national waistline and dangers of...
Fluid, undulating fixtures are becoming standard
Call them undulating, curving, fluid or simply weird, but this year’s topography-inspired fixtures shapes are getting...
Combination textures are the latest look for...
When in New York, in December, take advantage of 50-degree temperatures. That’s the gist of what we learned this year...
How technology can bring "Times Square...
One of the most painful phrases to hear as a designer is “in our flagship store.” Flagship stores are a lot of...
Young visual merchandisers are integrating social...
There’s a new generation of visual merchandisers who’ve grown up with iPhone apps, social media, texting and...

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