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Miller Zell’s latest thoughts on all things Retail

Read our blog posts to explore our latest thoughts on driving innovation in brick and mortar locations. Whether it’s meeting the expectations of today’s connected shopper or refreshing a chain of thousands, we have ideas to share.

Panel: Travel & Retail Are Reemerging 6 minute read

Panel: Travel & Retail Are Reemerging

Optimism in retail is growing. With strong vaccination numbers, it’s not difficult to see a path toward a post-COVID-19 society and eco...
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The Digital Path Forward 7 minute read

The Digital Path Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of in-store digital initiatives because of expediency. Those who had been digital leader...
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Proud Goodbye to Miller Zell from Ron Lutz 5 minute read

Proud Goodbye to Miller Zell from Ron Lutz

Miller Zell EVP & Chief Retail Officer Ron Lutz announced his retirement from Miller Zell this month. We asked him to write a few words...
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Winning with Customers at Curbside 4 minute read

Winning with Customers at Curbside

I enjoyed an opportunity recently to conduct a webinar for the International Signage Association on the rise of BOPIS (buy online, pick...
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Architects Offer Guidance for Environmental Design 4 minute read

Architects Offer Guidance for Environmental Design

Environmental build/renovation, from initial concepts to installation completion, can be a twisting and complicated process. Major proj...
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COVID-19 Accelerates Need for Innovation 8 minute read

COVID-19 Accelerates Need for Innovation

Before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and the international economy, every retailer knew it needed to consistently inno...
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Back-to-School, Holiday Shopping During COVID-19 8 minute read

Back-to-School, Holiday Shopping During COVID-19

Our nation and world are reopening in phases and with caution, so retailers are adopting new standards while also aspiring to create th...
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Emotional Intelligence and Store Design 7 minute read

Emotional Intelligence and Store Design

The tired dad pulls up to the drive-through window to pick up his family’s dinner, his two young children screaming in the back seat. T...
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Euroshop 2020: A Retail Tour 10 minute read

Euroshop 2020: A Retail Tour

A crew from Miller Zell attended Euroshop 2020 in Dusseldorf and came away inspired by the potential for innovation in brick and mortar...
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Ready to Adopt the Latest Tech? 8 minute read

Ready to Adopt the Latest Tech?

There were 4,500 exhibitors and 20,000 tech products at CES in January. Many were captivating. Some could become transformative in the ...
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Execution Failures Doom Good Ideas 3 minute read

Execution Failures Doom Good Ideas

Guest post written by our friend and retail consultant, Flora Delaney My retail clients usually come to me for one of the following: A ...
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What's Top-of-Mind for Retailers in 2020? 8 minute read

What's Top-of-Mind for Retailers in 2020?

While every retailer enters 2020 with a specific set of priorities and challenges, Miller Zell has been hearing six on a regular basis.
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Flash Over Substance Fails in Retail 4 minute read

Flash Over Substance Fails in Retail

Guest post written by our friend and retail consultant, Flora Delaney.  It was March 2015, and my client needed help. The home improvem...
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Worried About an Economic Downturn? 5 minute read

Worried About an Economic Downturn?

Is the longest, consumer-led economic expansion in U.S. history running out of steam?
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Miller Zell Design Saves Time and Money 5 minute read

Miller Zell Design Saves Time and Money

Fram oil filters created a classic TV commercial in the 1970s that concluded with a catchphrase: “Pay me now… or pay me later.” Either ...
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3 Ways to Keep the Personal Touch in Brick-and-Mortar Retail 2 minute read

3 Ways to Keep the Personal Touch in Brick-and-Mortar Retail

The good news is the so-called “Retail Apocalypse!” narrative is turning out to be another ghost story. It’s a dramatic, scary idea but...
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