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First Look: Lidl Lands in the U.S.

First Look: Lidl Lands in the U.S. 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

If you haven’t heard, Lidl has landed. The German discount supermarket chain is the fifth-largest retailer in the world with 10,000 stores in 27 countries across Europe. Now, the brand…

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Inside IKEA: Columbus, Ohio

Inside IKEA: Columbus, Ohio 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Last month Swedish home store IKEA opened it’s second Ohio location in Columbus, Ohio. Built on 33 acres of the northeastern corner of the city, the 354,000 square foot store…

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Flagship Store New York

Canada Goose Migrates South to Expand Its Retail Presence

Canada Goose Migrates South to Expand Its Retail Presence 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

After more than 60 years of success with wholesale distribution and ecommerce, luxury, outdoor apparel brand, Canada Goose, decided the logical next step was brick-and-mortar. “There’s a lot of talk…

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Pop-Up

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Located on Madison Avenue just across from Barney’s, Louis Vuitton opened up an exclusive pop-up in collaboration with Jeff Koons. Well known for his balloon sculptures and pop art masterpieces,…

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Yeti Exterior

Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience

Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience 1440 428 Jay Highland

Jealousy. That was the first emotion I experienced when I walked into the new Yeti flagship in Austin. Totally green with envy. How did this store come to be? Who…

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EuroShop Entry

EuroShop 2017: Highlights of Innovation & Inspiration

EuroShop 2017: Highlights of Innovation & Inspiration 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Once every three years, industry leaders from around the globe gather in Dusseldorf, Germany—a city known for its fashion and artistic moments—to showcase and admire the latest trends and products…

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Store Entry

Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence

Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

After overexpansion, failing brand introductions, and the firing of the highly controversial CEO, Mike Jeffries, it’s no secret that Abercrombie & Fitch has been under pressure for a major overhaul.…

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Urban Exploration: A New Frontier for North Face

Urban Exploration: A New Frontier for North Face 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

After 50 years in business it’s hard to believe that 5th Avenue, let alone Manhattan, is new territory for the outdoor lifestyle brand, North Face. The two-story, 20,000 square foot…

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Store Entry

Adidas Takes Over Turf With a 5th Avenue Flagship Experience

Adidas Takes Over Turf With a 5th Avenue Flagship Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

If you thought sports were competitive, make a pit stop on 5th Avenue to check out one of the biggest public throwdowns in brand history. Adidas has gone head to…

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Holiday Highlights: New York City Window Displays

Holiday Highlights: New York City Window Displays 1440 428 Nicole Faccinto

Every year New York City’s finest department stores and retailers spend months meticulously crafting a vision for their holiday window displays. From materials to mechanics every intricate detail is planned…

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HOW WE THINK SETS US APART

A collection of insights research and observations across retail, restaurant, c-store and grocery. Helping brands provide a better experience for their customers. Enjoy.

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