What’s Missing in the Mall? Great Spring Fashion.

It hasn’t been an auspicious start to the Spring selling season. One after another, middle-of-the-road chain retailers have described the environment as “difficult,” blaming weather, the economy and competitive price pressures. With the exception of high-end designer/luxury brands, the message… Continue Reading

Don’t Call it a Comeback: Experiential Retailing

A few years ago, experiential retailing was touted as the answer for bricks and mortar stores to compete with online retailers. Some high profile examples like Terrain (the garden/café/store concept owned by Urban Outfitters), Metropark (a clothing chain with DJs… Continue Reading

Are Millennials and Traditional Retailers A Mismatch?

We’ve all heard about the millennials – at 82 million strong in the U.S, they’re the key demographic for retailers – especially as they are projected to reach $1.4 trillion in annual spending by 2020.  We’ve also heard that millennials… Continue Reading