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Oct 6, 2017

Chicago's Navy Pier serves as a case study in retail experience. Jim Harris, Robin Hardrick and Amanda Devries of the pier's retail team walk through examples of brand activation from Samsung's ambitious pop-up store, Snapchat's Snapbot and Nintendo's gamer experience.

They show how a retail renovation project has...


Sep 28, 2017

Ryan Raffaelli is with Harvard Business School and studies how innovation transforms industries.
 
He talks about how retailers can engage the public by:
     - creating local connections with the community 
     - curating a tailored set of products to suit the local culture
     - building places for neighborhoods and...


Sep 21, 2017

Kevin Imboden is a global commercial real estate researcher with over ten years of experience. He gives his practical strategies for digging up retail property data in regions including China, India and Latin America.    

Kevin describes his step-by-step process for discovering and collecting retail property market data;...


Sep 14, 2017

Listen in as James Cook talks to clients about the retailers that will be adding new stores today and tomorrow.

Shoppers make decisions based on how quickly they need and item, how much education or experience they want from the shopping process and how much they're willing to spend. These three categories of time,...


Sep 7, 2017

Chicago retail insider Peter Caruso talks about the many new food concepts that are now looking to make Chicago home, including Sweetgreen, Mojo, Dos Toros and Taylor Gourmet.  He also talks about how Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile is in a time of transition. On the apparel front, Canada Goose has...