Retail Focus

A Story Born Out of the Land

Located in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, Ford House embodies the story of one of America’s most iconic families—Edsel & Eleanor Ford—and traces their legacy through critical eras in American History. Designed by renowned Detroit Architect, Albert Khan with landscaping by the celebrated Jens Jensen, the art-filled estate and its grounds invite visitors to engage in…

Beyond the Plexiglass: Three Areas You Need to Address

Retail around the globe have been struggling since stay-at-home orders were put in place in countries on almost every continent earlier this year . Clothing, electronics and furniture stores have been affected the most. Thankfully, May brought a promising rebound with apparel stores seeing the biggest bounce back — 188 percent over April for U.S.…

Innovating with an Eye Towards the Future

Innovating isn’t always about ‘creating new for new sake’. Or ‘technology for technology sake’. In 2019, our EVP and Chief Officer of Strategy, Joanne Healy, was invited by Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, to give a lecture and lead a workshop with graduate engineering students at the School of System Design…

Building One Loyal Customer at a Time

Urban Hardware is building one loyal customer at a time by investing the time into relating to the customer in a way that not only focuses on the experience, but, more importantly, builds a sense of ownership by being a part of the local community. Urban Hardware isn’t your huge, big box building store. Nor…

May 2019 Edition

Focus on: Store Mascots

Featuring: Fantasy World, Cemaco
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April 2019 Edition

Focus on: Creating a Lifestyle Environment

Featuring: Orvis
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March 2019 Edition

Focus: Story Telling

Featuring: Sundance, Guest Column: Steve Goldberg
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February 2019 Edition

Focus On: Great Food – Memorable Experience

Featuring: Tom's Urban, Testa Barra, Guest Column: Jamie Dworkin
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January 2019 Edition

Focus On: Tech Meets Touch

Featuring: James Allen, Sleep Number, Guest Column: Matthew Berglass
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Retail Focus-Vol 9 2018

Focus On: Place-Based Retail

Featuring: Driehaus Museum, Nashville Zoo, Guest Column: Eric Loyall
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