guitar center bonds

Guitar Center bonds crater on news of financial performance

Eric Garland Guitar Center, Retail Trends 2 Comments

I’ve been so busy with treason and espionage of late that I’m weeks late covering the updates on Guitar Center bonds. As all my readers know, for a simple group of guitar stores, GC is a whole bunch of drama. And while it may not technically have been “the end” when the company started shedding workforce and product diversity to survive …

Future of Retail

Killer tax write-off and the future of retail

Eric Garland Real Estate Trends, Retail Trends Leave a Comment

As part of my work on the future of retail, I am…oh, who am I kidding, I just found this awesome tax-deductible way to make a trip to the Côte d’Azur a business expense – MAPIC 2016, a conference on retail and real-estate in Cannes, France in November, right about when the weather turns bad. Mostly, this is a killer …

Apple Store Future Retail

Why the Apple Store’s new design is the future of retail

Eric Garland Retail Trends 2 Comments

I was in the Apple Store at our local mall yesterday, albeit not because I thought they were the future of music or anything. I mean, they were showing footage of Tim Cook singing karaoke, but that didn’t change my mind. Also, my earnest sales person tried to tell me how Exciting the $160 Ear Buds were. This didn’t work either. …