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    Like many cultural institutions, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago had to adapt during the pandemic closures. In a highly successful move, the marketing depar... more »
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    From the Editor

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Surreal Shopping

Surreal Shopping

The Salvador Dali Museum, which maintains more than 2,000 pieces of works by the late Salvador Dali, boasts the world's largest collection outside of Spain from this Spanish surrealist. Such a comprehensive compilation began long... more »
A Lesson in Play

A Lesson in Play

Just like most vegetables often have to be covered in cheese to be appetizing to children, an educational toy can only provide benefits if it's appealing to kids. This is where specialty stores have great... more »
Speak Up Through Vertical Merchandising

Speak Up Through Vertical Merchandising

The successful retailer understands that the well designed retail environment is not merely a store but rather an experience. It's a tool of communication. When a customer crosses the threshold of the store, we want... more »
The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Pens and paper. It's a combination that seems as natural as peanut butter and jelly, mashed potatoes and gravy, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. The only problem is that the sale of postcards, stationery and pens... more »
Indiana Historic Museum

Indiana Historic Museum

History is a lot about numbers, and the Indiana Historic Museum Gift Shop in Indianapolis is no exception. The original museum opened in 1862 with the most recent move to its current location in 2002.... more »

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