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Dec 21, 2017

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Vincent Ottomanelli, the former head of Americas for Salvatore Ferragamo USA, talks about how luxury consumers will shop online and what the younger generation thinks of luxury goods. 

Richard Tyson of Frog Design says that the most...

Dec 13, 2017

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James calls up the Retail Prophet to get his take on how telling brand stories will be more important for stores than actually selling things.  Strap in, because Doug isn't afraid to ruffle some feathers!

Doug Stephens is a retail futurist based...

Nov 30, 2017

Jean-Pierre "JP" Lacroix of Shikatani Lacroix Design shows how technology has blurred the lines between the physical and digital world, both in the store and in the retail design process.

  • The firm uses VR tools to do fast iterative design of retail environments and test them with customers.
  • A digital shoe display knows...

Nov 23, 2017

In a 2015 survey, retail workers were asked what was the craziest thing they saw during the holiday shopping season. The results were compiled in the report Retailers of America, We Thank You.

James Cook catches up with Carol O'Grady and Liz Ostrander to learn about how Minnesota's Rosedale Center is using an augmented...

Nov 15, 2017

Virtual Reality games may be on the cusp of explosive growth in the U.S. James Cook and Ebere Anokute visit VR World, a virtual realty theme park that's looking to expand to other U.S. urban destinations. 

Jessica Gray, Director of Marketing, explains the pricing concept, mission and  layout of VR World.

After James and...