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    Michael P. Owens

    Michael P. Owens is Co-Founder + Managing Partner of influence group, a leading producer of content and events in real estate, design, construction and technology.
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    Our Most Popular Posts of 2018

    Before we bid adieu to 2018 we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from the past 12 months. 

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    RetailSpaces'17 at the influence hotel

    In order to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, retailers need to up their game and deliver unique, memorable in-store experiences. So we decided to practice what we preach by elevating the experience at our annual RetailSpaces...

    By Michael P. Owens  |  

    The Convergence of Physical and Digital in Retail

    When Samsung opened their high-concept retail store Samsung 837 in the heart of New York City's Meatpacking District, it was hailed as a "tech-lover's dream come true."

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    The Good and Bad of Value Engineering in Retail

    The shift of consumer behavior in the digital age has led retailers to reassess their brick-and-mortar strategies. While there are some brands thriving and expanding,the growing trend is toward consolidation. 

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    7 Retailers Successfully Reinventing their Physical Stores

    The avalanche of store closures has made it clear that more and more consumers are turning to their computer screens for a retail fix. Each downfall of a time-honored brand seems to confirm that consumers have totally ghosted malls in favor of...

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    What Do Millennials Want From Retail? Kim Lear Offers Some Answers

    Kim Lear believes Millennial and Gen Z shoppers want two seemingly incongruous things – a seamless high-tech experience combined with the personal attention offered in a couturier’s salon. Cookie cutter chain stores  and megamalls are out....

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