Archive for the ‘News’ Category

The 21st Century of Bank Branch Design

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Paco writes about the changing face of the bank branch, a design once dictated by anticipating bank robberies, in the modern age for design:retail. You can read the entire article here.

Paco on the Increasing Presence of Males in the Supermarket

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Washington Post spoke to Paco to find out why more men are shopping at grocery stores than ever before. The answer? According to Paco, “there’s a younger generation of man who’s actively interested in food,” and grocery stores would do well to capitalize on this trend. You can read the article in full here.

How Do Grocery Layouts Affect Your Purchasing?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Mic talks to Paco about how grocery store layouts can affect the way a consumer’s wallet and how “roughly 60% or more of what we buy in the supermarket wasn’t on our list.” You can read the whole article here.

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.