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Delivering In-Store Delight

As we approach the end of 2016, we have presented some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we finish the year with a post on the key … Continue reading

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Delivering In-Store Delight

The in-store experience is often a key to the level of success for omnichannel retailers. Consider the advice from Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and co-CEO of Birchbox, a beauty and grooming multichannel retailer:  “Having a storefront is an opportunity to interact face-to-face … Continue reading

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Tips for Designing Window Displays

Window displays are important tools with regard to creating and sustaining a store’s image, the perception of its trendiness, and so forth. As John Coulter writes for Target Shop Talk: “A window with little in it is clearly missing a trick. … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Customer Experience at Car Dealerships

Now that the U.S. automobile industry has strongly emerged from the depths of the recent Great Recession, it is time for more car dealers to improve their physical facilities and ambience. Audi of America has gotten the message and hired … Continue reading

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Trademarking a Store Design: The Case of Apple Stores

The Apple Store chain, with outlets in more than 40 countries, has done very well in recent years. Shoppers like the service and the interactivity of the stores. Average sales per square foot are the highest among retail chains. Now, Apple … Continue reading

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Target Stores: Designed to Sell

Like many other retailers, Target designs its store interiors to maximize shopper interest, encourage in-store browsing, and stimulate impulse purchases. This week, Businessweek presented an in-depth, behind-the-scenes at how Target stores are designed. As Sam Grobat writes: “The company’s slogan … Continue reading

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A Retail Store Design Checklist

Here’s a good overview of retail store design by Barb Crowhurst, a retail makeover specialist — from the Gift and Home Channel.    

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