Retail Design in 2018: Store Aesthetics, a Shifted Lens
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Episode 78: The Future of the Retail Economy

In a special edition of radioIA, guest host Ray Ehscheid, IA Global Director of Client Services, speaks with Kate Ancketill, CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence, about how the retail industry is changing.

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Going to the Bank is Beginning to Look Different

IA Director of Client Services for Retail and Financial Sectors Ray Ehscheid talks about how traditional bank branches, once dreary and drab, are being transformed into engaging, consultative spaces designed to attract more visitors. Episode Highlights: Before the financial crisis hit in 2007-08, a lot of large banking organizations focused on increasing their footprint to gain market … Continued

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Surviving the RetailPocalypse

Stories about store closings seem to make a daily appearance on the national news; long-established retail chains announce plans to shutter stores and in doing so, put thousands of employees out of work. Despite dire forecasts, there is ample reporting that the retail industry is, by many indications, not only surviving but evolving along the way. IA’s Global Director of … Continued

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Retail Design Through the Trade Show Lens

The U.S. retail sector continues to evolve radically, with over 8,600 stores across multiple brands set to close in 2017, the fastest annual rate of closure ever seen. However, retail behemoths like Ulta and Target are opening stores at a rapid clip, and Wall Street can’t get enough of digital natives turned bricks-and-mortar purveyors Bonobos … Continued

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Retail in 2017: The Irony of Technology

If you walk down any city block, you will probably see 20 people looking down at a smart phone—if not listening to it. Despite their disregard for safety, those distracted individuals might be missing a beautiful sunset, an artfully composed store front, and any number of un-choreographed moments with friends or strangers. But the mentality that “your needs come first” … Continued