Store Design

Tommy Bahama's CEO Talks Experiential Retail
October 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Tommy Bahama is winning over today’s distracted consumers by focusing on unique, unconventional retail experiences for them, according to Doug Wood, CEO of the Seattle-based manufacturer and retailer of casual men's and women's sportswear and activewear, who spoke at the 2017 SAP Retail Executive Forum in New York City yesterday. Case in point: Wood discussed…

The Big Opportunity With Small-Format Retail
September 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

If I wanted to wait in a long line, wander aimlessly and have my personal space invaded, I would have gone to a theme park. Unfortunately, this type of inconvenience is penetrating the big-box shopping experience, and with more on-the-go consumers than ever, people are heading to smaller-format stores (not to mention the smallest format…

Everlane to Be Featured in the Latest Pop-In@Nordstrom
September 26, 2017 at 10:54 am

Adding to an already successful year, Everlane, a startup selling high-quality clothing basics, just announced a partnership with Nordstrom. From Sept. 29 through Nov. 12, Everlane will be available in department store locations in California, Washington, Canada, Dallas and Chicago, and also on Nordstrom's website. The partnership is part of Pop-In@Nordstrom, a shop-in-shop initiative that…

5 Ways Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Make a Better Impression on Customers
September 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

First impressions are more important than you realize. It’s said that people form their opinions about someone within 15 seconds of meeting them. If you’re opening a brick-and-mortar store, first impressions are vital. Overall, competition in the retail sector is intense, but things are much tougher when opening a brick-and-mortar store. Consumers should be able…

Shopper Study Reveals How Consumers Decide to Buy: Touching is Key
September 22, 2017 at 9:06 am

Consumer marketing research firm Eye Faster recently conducted a major study encompassing a dozen stores from a variety of U.S. retailers to identify behavior patterns and generate insights into the shopping experience. Mobile eye-tracking headsets were employed to observe shopper behavior and provide measurement at key levels of engagement. Among the key conclusions: unplanned purchasing…

Digital Signage in Retail
September 20, 2017 at 9:36 am

When retailers have problems with store ad management, communication and displays, digital signage is the answer. Digital signage is a rapidly growing tool used among retailers large and small. This e-book will allow retailers to discover how digital signage draws in customers, represents your brand, and displays memorable ads that drive sales.

Retail Right Now: Amazon's 1-Click Checkout Patent; Nordstrom Local
September 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, get the latest retail news, including the launch of Nordstrom Local, a merchandise-less store; Amazon.com's 1-Click patent expiring; and the e-commerce giant's search for a new North American headquarters.

Sephora Introducing New Store Concept, Beauty Upgrades
July 25, 2017 at 10:27 am

Sephora said it's planting its "smallest footprint" in the U.S. yet with the launch of freestanding makeup studios. The beauty retailer announced plans last week to roll out the new Sephora Studio concept across the U.S., with the first location opening in Boston this week. The studios will be about 2,000 square feet, less than half…

Jet.com, STORY Partner on ‘Fresh’ New Shopping Concept
June 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Wal-Mart's Jet.com launched a grocery location in New York City last month in partnership with STORY, a 2,000-square-foot store that features a rotating lineup of merchandise that changes every three weeks to eight weeks. In the installation at STORY, which is on display until July 30, Jet is selling select grocery items such as fresh…