september.october.2012 | volume
12 | Purchasing Forecast
Expect increases in purchasing in almost every category of retail environments
products and services.
14| Seducing Shoppers Through Technology
By Jo Rossman
Stylus editors discuss how retailers are employing emerging technologies
in-store, citing a dozen of the best.
24 | Reading the Signs, Discerning the Times
By Dr. Jeff Dietrich
Faced with conflicting economic signs and threatening headlines,
should the retail environments industry prepare for storms or clearer skies?
26 | A Spirited Space for Riant By Lauren Mang
New women’s boutique makes a splash in a tony Toronto zip code,
with contemporary design, a clean color palette, and flexible fixtures.
30| Keeping the Doors Open By Tracy Dillon
Is your company an effective client? Or are your purchasing practices
driving suppliers out of business?
33 | Focus: Signage and Graphics
Check out six case studies of effective signage and graphics installations
in the retail environment, as well as products from A.R.E. members.
6 | The Conversation: What do you think about JCPenney’s plan
to eliminate traditional checkouts by the end of 2013?
40| Green Notes: Putting Your Mouth Where Your Money Is
By Jo Rossman, LEED AP
48| Commentary: Brazil’s Burgeoning Retail
By Ken Nisch
Photo: Sabag Photography, Toronto
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43 | Business Briefs
45 | New Members
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