Steve Kaufman

Consumers may not flock to stores as they once...
The 1990s marked some significant trends in retail design: the show-biz dazzle of new stores by Warner Bros. and Disney (...
Retail is binging on artificial intelligence –...
Courtesy of Walmart, Bentonville, Ark.  Eight years ago, Research and Advisory Firm Gartner Inc. (Stamford, Conn.) predicted...
Grocery retailers are fighting for identity by...
Creative visual merchandising, mood lighting and eye-catching windows have rarely been in the design arsenal of food...
A Canadian book chain called Indigo is reviving...
Fifteen or so years ago, I was spending a lot of time in Toronto. The design firm industry there was on a roll, creating...
The freelance New York-based visual merchandiser...
You refer to your work as “Polarizing.” Very clever. What does that mean to you? To me, it means adding the essence of...
“Know your shopper” has taken on a whole new...
It’s the age-old retail question: What do shoppers want? Today’s answer is: They want everything. Service. Convenience....
It’s “Bend don’t break” for the final surviving...
There is a Blockbuster movie rental store in Bend, Ore., that wouldn’t have created a blip on the radar 15 years ago, when...
Growth fueled by IT and industrial investments in...
The Numbers Bengaluru (the city formerly known as Bangalore) is India’s third largest, after Mumbai and Delhi, with a...
New York played hardball, and Amazon said, “We’re...
When Amazon.com (Seattle) held its nearly year-long lottery for a second headquarters location, just about every large city...
FAO Schwarz is back in Manhattan, three years...
When Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia tripped the piano keys fantastic in the 1988 movie, “Big,” the FAO Schwarz store on Fifth...

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