Focus On: Detroit Renaissance
Local Community Loyalty
There's no time like the present…especially in the world of retail as it is going through revolutionizing changes as we speak. We're taking this opportunity to look back at notable headlines on recent happenings; check what to be on the lookout for in upcoming industry events; and celebrate the life of the recently passed Jon Greenberg, who founded JGA in metro Detroit in 1971 (a time when the design industry was much defined by being in New York, San Francisco, etc.) and successfully set the platform for our imaginative work that we're continuing to spread across the globe today.
Partnerships and Hires That Matter
The buzz has already started on the September 2018 design:retail Forum: "No other conference or convention has brought together this many powerful retail figures to Detroit and it could mean something very important - Detroit is on their radar." No surprise as the new development of the former Hudson's site (pictured left & above) just broke ground, along with several other projects underway.
Detroit Manufacturing Reinvigorated
Attending NRF's Big Show 2018 or still pondering it? It's not too late! Click here for pass options including FREE expo passes for retailers. See our own chairman Ken Nisch lead a panel of retail's best - Shinola, Whole Foods, and Detroit Denim - as they share how to revitalize urban markets and lay the groundwork for "Retail 2.0."
In The News
"As we need less or want less, stores that figure out how to make you go there - where buying is secondary to the experience, but not the focus of the experience - are going to be important places. It used to be that lifestyle retail was the ultimate. Now it is concept retail, shops like American Girl Place and Selfridges. These are stores at the top of the retail pyramid that have built a community. They become part of the community." -JGA Chairman Ken Nisch to Forbes
What's Trending: How Whole Foods Embraced & Enriched Detroit
Although he had been retired for 25+ years, the foundation of JGA built on Jon's wholehearted drive has continued to be very much present in the company daily. We take pride in our continuation of his legacy and now, as we say goodbye, we remember him for his noble spirit and remarkable triumphs - growing his "mom and pop" retail design business from his basement to now a 50+ employee and almost 50-year-old company, a particular accomplishment in the creative world. If you have been to the Detroit airport, The Henry Ford, DIA, the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, or even Mecca - yes Mecca - you probably have seen the work of JGA…
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