Will Pokémon Go help Retailers to take off to new Heights?

News are filled with projections that Pokémon Go is a blessing for brick-and-mortar stores. But the real value of the underlying augmented reality technology is with their arch rival: Online retailer.


American Fashion Brands

American fashion brands were riding the crest. Hard times have befallen many of these fashion retailers. What has happened to these brands is particularly noteworthy, because the economy has continued to perform reasonably well …

Chinese Luxury Market: A Changing Business Environment

For much of the past decade, China has been the key driver of the global growth in sales of luxury products and services. But over the course of the past eighteen months ….

Recession Marketing

It is not entirely clear when the economic battle–a.k.a. the Great Recession–of the 21st century actually began. Some point to Oct. 9, 2007, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average ….

Department Store: Retailer or Realtor?

The Department Store concept is changing. Powerful new players are reshaping the business. Will department stores remain a Retailer or become a Realtor?

Forbes: A Conversation about Montblanc

In an age dominated by tech gadgets such as cellphones, a pen can still make a potent statement. I spoke with Jennifer Rooney about the power of the pen in the digital age ….

Luxury Brands: Changing the Retail Real Estate Landscape

The rise of e-tailing, the havoc caused by the recent Great Recession and the increased homogenization of the American shopping experience have ….

A Day in a LA Middle School

Back in 2013 I had the opportunity to teach photography in a Los Angeles public school. While I was driving through South Central Los Angeles to the LAUSD Middle School #7, about to teach a class in photography, I was ….

Modern Consumer: New Opportunity for Luxury

For decades, there was a clear formula for success in the luxury goods business: creative products, premium pricing, controlled distribution and substantial investments into marketing. That formula does not work quite as well these days.

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