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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    June 27, 2017

    Target Practice

    So, Target is on a mission to reinvent the modern American discount store. It is clearly a work in progress. A visit to one of the retail giant’s just-remodeled stores in the Dallas metroplex – one of 28 of its 47 area stores that will eventually be updated at a cost of $220 million – revealed a nice looking mass merchant unit. However it doesn’t really move the bar much when it comes to the fine art of merchandising. This particular store, in Addison, just north of the Beltway that wraps around Dallas, clearly had a fresh coat of paint ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    June 27, 2017

    2018: The Year of New Retail Formats

    At the moment, bricks & mortar retailing looks to be burning away in a conflagration of store closings. Something on the order of 5,000 doors will disappear over the coming months across a range of channels: department stores, apparel specialists, sporting goods, drugstores and others. It’s hard to see for all the billowing smoke, but new concepts will soon arise from the ashes. If 2017 is destined to go down in history as The Year of Retail Store Closures, then 2018 is shaping up to be The Year of New Retail Formats. A couple of them are new concepts ...

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  • Shoulberg PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    June 5, 2017

    Self Awareness

    Don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a sucker for that punch line: “Be yourself…every one else is already taken.” Usually attributed to Oscar Wilde — though there is no written evidence he ever actually said or wrote it — it’s one of those catchy phrases that you can plug into various conversations and always get a smile from somebody. If only the world of retailing would pay attention. Business history is full of far too many examples of stores that tried to be who they were not — or worse, somebody who already existed — and failed miserably ...

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POSH

POSH April 2017

Check out the latest issue of POSH, Progressive Business Media's luxury textiles publication. Inside you'll find features on the brands, retailers and designers participating in the April High Point Market – along with the newest introductions. See the issue here.

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NY Home Fashions Market

See video coverage of the NY Home Fashions Market Spring 2017.