April 6, 2015

The evolution of shopping based on the consumer mindset that is reflective of the past and targeted for the future can be described as a “Digital Ecosystem.” Much like the proverbial iceberg, this ecosystem has most of the system existing before the consumer “waterline.” Above this waterline exist the elements for which we are most accepting; such as mobile and tablet interface, kiosks across applications ranging from the ATM, to the calling of an Uber cab street side.

January 7, 2014

Destination Maternity Corp. is thinking big. The world’s largest retailer of maternity apparel is bullish on its superstore format, with new locations in Paramus, N.J., and Virginia Beach, Va. The Philadelphia-based company has an estimated 35% to 45% share of the U.S. maternity market.

The two new stores vary in size and have different layouts, as well as some merchandising variations. But both are designed as customer-centric, one-stop shopping resources. And both share a common vision.

November 5, 2013

Showrooming, much like many other perceived threats in retail must be seen as an opportunity, not as a negative.

January 11, 2013

By Ken Nisch, JGA

December 27, 2012

With sales of spices and seasonings on a steady upswing, the 123-year-old McCormick & Company has opened its first-ever retail location. More than a traditional retail outlet, the 3,818-sq.-ft. McCormick World of Flavors is a destination that aims to build brand excitement and demonstrate the company’s leadership in flavor. It showcases McCormick’s complete family of products and brands, which run the gamut from Old Bay to Thai Kitchen.

October 5, 2011

By Ken Nisch, JGA

September 27, 2011

There is no escaping the pop-up or temporary store phenomena — and with retail vacancy still high in some markets, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon. What’s more, consumers seem to love them. 

While a few critics are grumbling that the proliferation of pop-ups has taken away from their impact, they are in the minority. Most experts agree that, as a retail platform, the temporary format has real staying power. 

September 30, 2010

Call it the Phoenix syndrome: Out of the ashes of the Great Recession, dynamic...

August 31, 2010

Casual Male Retail Group, the nation’s largest retailer of men’s big and tall apparel,...

June 30, 2008

Kira Plastinina, the 16-year-old Russian fashion designer and retail phenom, has dropped anchor in...

February 29, 2008

Bricks-and-mortar retailing has a future. But if the pundits are right, it will look...