januar y.februar y.2016
www.retailenvironments.org volume 19, no. 1
Blue Sky Thinking
14 | Our annual mashup of reader ideas will
have you reaching for the sky.
What Would Richard Branson Do
22 | Virgin’s former head of store design imagines
a C-store by the innovator.
7 Visual Merchandising Hacks
24 | Members of our Visual Merchandising Forum
on LinkedIn share clever solutions for keeping
stores looking good.
Reaching Tomorrow’s Shoppers Today
26 | A design firm and POPAI Benelux bring the
Store of the Future to life.
Mind the Gap
30 | Operationalizing omnichannel experiences
presents significant obstacles—and opportunities—
Bespoke Incubator is
Tailoring a Futuristic Footprint
34 | An innovative incubator’s blending of digital
with brick-and-mortar is creating a Jetsons-style
Well Suited for Washington
36 | Charles Sparks + Co. designs a Paul Stuart store
for luxury-minded pols in D.C.
40 | Discover what will be new at the Vegas show
A Personal Challenge
44 | Self-motivated student enters PAVE competition.
46 | A.R.E. | POPAI members share their innovative
tech products and services.
12 | The Conversation Nike jumps on the
7 | Industry Events
8 | Association News
50 | Business Briefs
52 | New Members
56 | Smashing Windows: Sewing spools
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