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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...
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Industry giant Peter Glen dies unexpectedly at...
Thursday, October 04, 2001 - Peter Glen, retail actor and activist, who regularly motivated the employees of some of the...
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The power of one
Noble thoughts from John Donne about the community of humankind. But now, 400 years later, each one is an island, entire of...
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...
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Change begins at home
It seems no matter where you live, there's always some other, better place to spend your money. So people head out of town...
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...
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Up for the challenge
B&N Industries has won VM+SD's best-booth award for two straight years at GlobalShop's Store Fixturing Show. That's a...
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Where imperfection means truth, and truth is...
Just returned from 16th Century San Miguel de Allende, 7000 feet up in rural Mexico, and I want to paint everything I own...
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...

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