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Restaurants serve up lessons for retailers
No Shirt. No Shoes. ALL Service. Customer service these days leaves something to be desired. Either a commission system is...
Stick to specific goals for a productive year
New Year’s resolutions are hard to make and even harder to keep. Only 8 percent of the American population is actually...
This Holiday season could you please, I mean,...
The entire ballgame changes when you shop with kids. Shopping is no longer a pleasant meandering excursion with a latte in-...
Retailers tap fashion trends to elevate the...
The State Fair is a setting that can overwhelm the senses. Flashing lights, thrilling sounds and the smell of sugary and...
These communicators are the new accessible...
Blogs aren’t new but this phenomenon is: more than ever before, bloggers are grabbing seats at the runways and premieres,...
Like it or not - personal expression has been...
Do you love my new Gucci’s? I overheard someone ask this the other day while shopping with a friend. In response, a...
Props, decs and fixtures become part of the...
Frosting comes in countless flavors. Retailers are constantly “mixing” the recipe of design, using these visual goodies to...
Creativity derived from unlikely sources
The Midwest. The Heartland. A likely place to find dairy cows and endless rows of corn; and a rather unlikely place to...
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Let creative merchandising seduce customers with...
Props and decoratives are the starting point for displays that surprise, delight and sell. And they’re far cheaper than, say...

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