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Jan
15

Costco in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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.

Dec
20

Abt in Glenview, Illinois

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

Jan
15

You Can't Sugarcoat the Future

It’s pretty clear that a dramatic transformation is underway when the industry’s largest company sells off its namesake brand. That’s exactly what happened to the consumer goods industry in 2018.

Dec
26

High-Flying Buzzkill

While browsing Reddit in early December I spotted a drone-taken photo of our little neighborhood. I thought it was pretty cool; a detailed, high-resolution image from a perspective attainable only via flying camera.