Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Paco Featured On LinkedIn’s Work In Progress Podcast

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Paco appeared on LinkedIn’s Work In Progress podcast to discuss what Walmart can do to survive Amazon’s recently announced aqquisition of Whole Foods. You can listen to the podcast and read an accompanying article here.

NBC News Speaks to Paco About Amazon’s New Bookstores

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Amazon is moving into the real world by opening a grocery store and a book store, but the brick & mortar storefronts will be breaking more rules of retail than they follow. NBC News spoke to Paco to understand how mistakes of yore inform Amazon’s new ventures. Read the entire article here.

What Can Retailers Learn From Museums?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Writing for The Robin Report, Paco explores what retailers can learn from museums in regards to attracting visitors, traffic patterns and curation. Read the entire article here.

Paco Talks Garden State Plaza Renovation

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Speaking to The Record, Paco discusses the motivation behind Paramus’ Garden State Plaza’s forthcoming renovation. You can read the whole article here.

Paco Talks Macy’s Future With Commercial Observer

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Discussing what Macy’s can do better to salvage themselves in the wake of a 68-store shutdown, Paco speaks with Commercial Observer about how the retailer can better serve the shopper experience. Read the full article here.

Paco Riffs on Tech for design:retail

Monday, November 28th, 2016

For this month’s issue of design:retail, Paco takes note of the retail world’s current fascination with technology and breaks down what he believes will continue influencing the way we shop and what will fade into obscurity. Read the whole piece here.

Paco Outlines His Strategy for Establishment Department Stores in NYC

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Writing for the Robin Report, Paco gives insight on how department stores in New York City can attract new customers and stave off the new competition in town. Read the whole thing here.

Forbes India Speaks to Paco About Design’s Impact on Business

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Extrapolating his knowledge on the history of mall design, Paco told Forbes India what he expects for future intersections of design and retail. You can read the whole article here.

Paco Talks FIT Course with WWD

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Paco breaks down the FIT + Envirosell four day certification course (taking place Oct 25-28 in NYC, click through for more info) to WWD. In the interview, he discusses what attendees will learn, the benefits of certification, and how the retail landscape has changed in the past five years. Read the whole thing here.

Paco Takes a Look At The New Westfield WTC Mall

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Writing for the Robin Report, Paco gives an insightful look into the newly open Westfield World Trade Center exploring the external circumstances such as the residents and employees that can make or break the customer experience. Read the full thing here.