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Jun 13, 2019

Large realistic computer-driven holograms are popping up in places like jewelry stores, car dealerships and the Mall of America. James visits Ashley Crowder, Co-Founder and CEO of Vntana, a company that makes those holograms. 

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

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Jun 7, 2019

Eileen Hanson, the Director of US Marketing at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield joins Zach Goldstein, CEO of Thanx to talk about their newly launched shopper loyalty program. Unlike other loyalty programs, this one does not require membership cards or any real effort on behalf of the shopper. 

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May 30, 2019

Jared Paul launched the first Happy Place pop-up in Los Angeles in 2017.  The instagrammable exhibit featured a series of immersive installations, including the world's largest confetti dome and a 7-foot-tall pair of high heels made from over a million pieces of candy. Now Happy Place is on the road, popping up...


May 24, 2019

James Cook talks with Mike LaVitola, CEO and Co-Founder of Foxtrot. It's a neighborhood corner store with both curated in-store shopping and one-hour delivery.  This episode was recorded live in front of a studio audience at Las Vegas Convention Center during ICSC RECon 2019. 

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May 10, 2019

Javiera Pierattini wants to know what motivates people to go shopping. James does his best to tackle this question.

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for JLL. 

Where We Buy will be recording shows in front of a live audience on May 20 and 21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  For...