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New retail strategies are telling customers “Don’...
  They’re calling it “showrooming.” I’m calling it the beginning of the end of what we think...
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IRDC Preview: Is there space for retail design in...
The healthcare industry is on the brink of a new era, with providers, insurers and even politicians challenging traditional...
Michael Francis – right man for the job, but the...
The news of Michael Francis’s departure from JCPenney should have been as shocking to our industry as it was to Wall...
Gen Y doesn’t want magic -- just a fair deal.
This month’s IRDC Roadshow: Millennial Edition, presented by VMSD, seemed destined to make me – yes, I’m...
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The rise of glass façades marks a return of New...
In the beginning of the 20th Century, New York’s Ladies Mile, running down Broadway and up Sixth Avenue between 23rd...
A Consumer Reports consumer survey rates the...
We’re always honoring retailers in this business. We hold contests, give awards, measure sales success and reward...
There’s more to this generation than meets the eye
Did you know millennials spend the most on apparel and services annually of any age group, according to a study by Pew...
Rule number one about merchandising for men: If...
Men like to buy. They just don’t like to shop. Make it logical and intuitive for them to find what they’re...
Are you using the right tools and suppliers to...
There’s a line in June's “Next Store” column by Jim Crawford that makes me pause every time I read it:...
Grottini provides store fixtures for retailers...
In June, as part of VMSD’s annual store fixture issue, you’ll read about the new spirit of partnership between...

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