Steve Kaufman

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...
Stolen: Christmas 2000
A movie about The Grinch was the box office champ of the 2000 Christmas season. It's been 53 years since The Miracle on 34th...
The grand e-tail revolution is a petit point now
In January, the Internet was going to force Federated, The Limited and May Co. out of business. By October, the Internet had...
After 114 years, does the Sears name mean so...
The new Villager's Hardware stores are warm, bright, friendly and inviting, with their soft green-and-beige palette, tile...
Chaos.com for them means opportunity.com for you
Ah, the endless ruminations on the e-commerce revolution. Is it the end of the world as we know it? Two or three months ago...
That man behind the curtain might well be from...
Archived in VM+SD's Cincinnati offices are complete, bound issues of the magazine dating back to 1895. (Its forebear was...

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