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The Day That Retail Changed Forever

Something weird happened on an otherwise ordinary Wednesday in July in New York City. A switch flicked. A baton was passed. A change happened. On July 15 2015, a brick and mortar retail icon closed its doors, while at the same time an e-commerce powerhouse had one of its biggest days ever. To me it […]

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Retail Roars at the Cannes Lions

For some, the annual “Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity” is a throwback to the “glory days” of advertising. Oceans of rosé are drunk, the freebies are plentiful, and scam ads are still concocted in the desperate hope of scoring a coveted Lion. (Mercifully though, most fake entries are spotted on the way through and […]

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Remarkable Retail Amidst the Ruins

To find surprising retail in a foreign city, you often have to do a little digging. You have to be part archaeologist, part anthropologist, delving beyond the surface similarities of the globalized retail landscape to see what makes a place and its people unique. Sometimes, even the locals don’t realize what’s different about their patch […]

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