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August 2019

Aug
01
When I began authoring this column, I never thought I’d refer to a convenience store as a destination or an experience. The opening of three Wawa stores in Miami has changed that.

June 2019

Jun
01
A recent ranking by Morning Consult of the “most loved brands in America” (based on analysis of more than 400,000 consumer/shopper interviews) revealed The Home Depot as No. 5 and Lowe’s as No. 11.

May 2019

May
01
Steve Frenda not only examines the traditional shopping trip at a newly remodeled Super Target, he also show how the shopping experience can be combined with the pickup (or delivery) of staple items.

March 2019

Mar
19
IKEA is a furniture store chain from Sweden, and about 10% of its 424 stores are located in the U.S. These are incredibly large, high-volume stores that make IKEA the largest furniture retailer in the world.

February 2019

Feb
25
Thinking of Wegmans’ history, it truly was the first supermarket chain to emphasize experience. Today, its model is emulated by many operators.

January 2019

Jan
15
For more than 40 years, Costco has been known as the pioneer of the “treasure hunt.” I’d suggest today we’d modernize that term to call it “experiential retail.” The model surely has withstood the test of time.

December 2018

Dec
20
We talk about “experiential retail” a lot these days. Well, look up that term and the Abt Electronics logo just might be there.
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