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Sep 27, 2018

Lauren Thomas covers the retail beat at CNBC.  James Cook catches up with Lauren about recent stories she's written, which seem to bode well for the holiday sales season. 

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Sep 20, 2018

James Cook visits The Short North district in Columbus, Ohio to see how traditional suburban mall retailers can flourish in urban settings. Diane Rambo, the creative director at experience design firm Big Red Rooster shows the marketing techniques that Anthropologie and Warby Parker use to draw in passersby.  


Sep 6, 2018

James Cook talks with Stephen Jay and Ashley Rowland at Big Red Rooster, a JLL company. Big Red Rooster is a brand experience firm. 

They discuss some of the findings of their Beyond Buying report, a study which defines the six dimensions of retail experience and then surveys 2,000 consumers to find out how 20...


Aug 30, 2018

Subscriptions for goods and services have been around for a long time, but it seems like a million more have cropped up recently. Do any of them have the power to disrupt the retail status quo? James Cook digs into this question with Rachel Elias Wein, founder of Wein Plus

Read Rachel's blog post that inspired this...


Aug 23, 2018

Johnathan Ledesma, a partner with developer Project^, talks through the ups and downs of two adaptive reuse projects in Portland's West End district. Blackbox is an historic brick building, now transformed to hold unique retail and creative office space. Union Way is a sunny shopping alley connecting two popular streets...