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Retail Summit 2018

Highlights from the 2018 Retail Summit

Highlights from the 2018 Retail Summit 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Finally, all the talk about “retail apocalypse” has ended as evident in this year’s 2018 Retail Summit in Columbus, Ohio. Positioned to explore the present and future of retail, the…

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Interior at Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Launches a Campus Learning Lab

Abercrombie & Fitch Launches a Campus Learning Lab 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Abercrombie & Fitch has gone back to school with the launch of its new retail concept on campus. Positioned as a learning lab, the purpose is to provide further insight…

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Lighting

Shining Light on Retail Design with Amy Laughead-Riese

Shining Light on Retail Design with Amy Laughead-Riese 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

We sat down with industry veteran and influential advisor, Amy Laughead-Riese, President of 37 Volts Light Studio to discuss the essential elements of lighting and retail design. Amy’s passion for…

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McDonald's Headquarters Exterior

McDonald’s Global Experience of the Future

McDonald’s Global Experience of the Future 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

From formica tables, fluorescent lighting, wood veneer, anchored metal swivel chairs, and intense accents of bright red and yellow, a lot has changed in the 70 plus years of McDonald’s…

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Dining Area

Designing for Form and Function with Industrial Engineer, Juan Martinez

Designing for Form and Function with Industrial Engineer, Juan Martinez 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In our continued effort to discuss the evolving relationship between form and function in restaurant design, we sat down with industry veteran and founder of Profitality, Juan Martinez to get…

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Wayfair + Airbnb: Where Life Meets Style

Wayfair + Airbnb: Where Life Meets Style 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In a head to head competition, online brand Wayfair might be making the move to gain some ground against Amazon. Recently the home goods brand announced it would be opening…

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Pelotonia Riders

Pedal to the Metal: A Course for Change

Pedal to the Metal: A Course for Change 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Pelotonia; today, the organization has raised over $167 million in hopes to provide a cure so desperately needed for people all over the world.…

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Shop Now Pay Later: The Afterpay Potential for Retail

Shop Now Pay Later: The Afterpay Potential for Retail 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

For some brands and retailers, the holiday season can represent as much as 30-40% of its annual sales during the months of November and December. According to NRF in 2017…

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Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move

Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Not too long ago investors, analysts, reporters, and retailers were all caught by surprise by the headline announcement of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods. Since then the ecommerce giant has been…

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Steps to Out-of-the-Shoebox Thinking

Steps to Out-of-the-Shoebox Thinking 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

It’s a $55 billion industry that only continues to make a predominant influence throughout the world. Although­–to some–sneakers are just the last thing they put on before a walk to…

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