Retail Reader

Our read on the marketplace including the connected consumer and the in-store shopping experience, at-retail marketplace, merchandising displays, and kiosk industry trends.

A Run to a Store Still Relevant in the Digital Age

My wife competed in the 2016 Boston Marathon this past April. For months leading up to the race, she ran countless miles… Read more

March Mayhem: Display Planning's Great Eight

Glued to your television during the big college basketball tournament? I am always impressed by the skill and… Read more

For the Love of Change

We, as a society, crave change.  What’s too familiar becomes noise and we actively seek out something new.  Hair… Read more

What's in store for 2016?

As we began 2015, we predicted that retail was in for a big change, noting it was the “year to watch how the in-store… Read more

Traditional Retail is on a collision course with burgeoning Connected Consumers’ Expectations

2016 will be a watershed year for traditional brick and mortar stores as the connected consumer’s expectations continue… Read more

Design elements that transform shoppers into brand ambassadors

As visual merchandising designers, the team and I strive to create displays that capture the shopper’s attention so they… Read more

Tracking For Achievement

It’s 5:15am. I’ve already hit the snooze button twice as my alarm sirens for me to get out of bed. I sit up and stretch… Read more

Plans for Summer: Picnics, Popsicles, and Point-of-Purchase?

While it’s easy to get caught up in the smell of a freshly lit charcoal grill, the sun warming your face and a cold… Read more

Kiosks & Kids: Attracting a Tech-Savvy Generation through Education and Play

When I walk through retail environments, I am on constant alert – looking for innovative design concepts, unique… Read more

Self-Service: How the age of abundance and allure of DIY affect retail

Retailers and customers alike live in an age of abundance, a period driven by the internet. There is abundant access to… Read more