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How to Compete with Online Retailers
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Brick-and-mortar stores adapt to the evolving marketplace

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: thanks to new technology, a new company starts selling goods remotely and delivers them right to Read More »

Mobile Shopping Reinvents Holiday Shopping
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New apps and mobile sites are making gift giving cheaper and more efficient

For last-minute shoppers this holiday season, smartphones were the first item on their wish list thanks to time- and money-saving apps. The National Retail Read More »

Panasonic’s Female-Only Consumer Trial House
Panasonic designs the ultimate consumer trial house in Tokyo to exhibit the latest health and beauty products

Earlier this year, the ultimate female consumer trial space opened up in Tokyo: a whole house designed solely for ladies ages 20 to 35 Read More »

Pop-Up Shops in NYC’s Dirt Lots
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A vacant space in SoHo is transformed into a unique retail opportunity

While walking around SoHo this afternoon, we noted that a someone had pitched a tent on what is usually a vacant dirt lot. A Read More »

Uncovering The Real Cool Japan- Part 3
From Bowie's Ziggy Stardust costumes to Yohji Yamomoto's influential designs, Japanese fashion is the real "Cool Japan"

In the last few weeks, we have been exploring different topics that are aimed at revealing the true uniqueness that is Japan. While currently Read More »

Does “Local” Preclude National Reach?
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Brands struggle to balance customers' desire for local with the need for an expanded presence, and vice versa

Today’s prevailing economic model, in which companies sell highly standardized goods to the mass market, has been undeniably successful. Multiple steps in the production Read More »