Tag Archives: Build-A-Bear

An Interview with Build-A-Bear’s CEO

Build-A-Bear Workshop is the very popular and highly interactive multichannel retailer that appeals to adults and children of almost any age.   Recently, Build-A-Bear’s new CEO Sharon sat down for an interview about her career with Patricia R. Olsen of … Continue reading

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Innovative Digital Technology from Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear Workshop continues to be a master of innovation. As recently reported by Marianne Wilson for Chain Store Age: “Build-A-Bear Workshop has gone high-tech. The company has unveiled a new store environment that combines its signature hands-on bear-making experience with … Continue reading

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The Varied Interests of Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear’s Dave Finnegan discusses the retailer’s partnership with Oracle and the Retail Orphan Initiative (ROI). He also talks about the merchant’s cross-channel efforts and its use of social media.

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