Steve Kaufman

Kmart's turnaround strategy is anybody'...
The favorite retail parlor game in the lull between Christmas and Presidents'Day was: What will Kmart do?The biggest retail...
It was a cool house at the Javits, Koolhaas in...
When he was mayor of New York, Ed Koch was famous for his jaunty, challenging, "How'm I doing?"Appropriate, then, that the...
Life is going on, because it must
When I was little, the TV ads used to instruct us to send our contest entries to P.O. boxes in "New York, New York."I always...
Though some call it NAY-die
It was a case of bad timing, conceived in the shadow of the "day that will live in infamy." (And it celebrates its...
How Fridays changed our world as we know it
When I first visited the late Andy Markopoulos at his Dayton's office in downtown Minneapolis, he greeted me wearing a navy...
50 years of branding New York restaurants
Did you think your generation invented "theming"? Jerome Brody died in May, at 78. If you've ever ducked into the Oyster Bar...
Why three outstanding retailers hit the wall
What wakes you up in the middle of the night? According to Peter Glen, my colleague, it's "the need to do it all over again...
U.S. mass-discounters test Japan
When Teddy Roosevelt sent the "Great White Fleet" on its power trip around the world in 1908, Americans began to view this...
Shoppers want it. Can retail deliver it?
A recent survey report from PricewaterhouseCoopers said that only 41 percent of customers are satisfied with their shopping...
IRDC will help you define yourself and your role
Michael Gould, president and ceo of Bloomingdale's, publicly dismissed design's role in the brand-building process. "Brand...

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