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Listen to Steve Goldberg quoted on Marketplace’s broadcast, “Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers”

Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers by Reema Khrais Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:34 PM The holiday season may still feel far away, but it's already started for retailers and delivery companies.  Many of them have been on the hunt for seasonal workers since the summer. Companies will need to hire extra  “warehouse drivers, transportation individuals, logistics professionals, and then all of the technical experts,” said Jim Link, chief human resources officer at the [...]

Lovesac Unveils New Generation Store Design Concept!

Lovesac recently opened its newly redesigned concept store at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, with two more underway at Kenwood Towne Center in Cincinnati, OH and Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI.   TGC is proud to work as Lovesac's exclusive real estate adviser, helping to identify and secure new locations, as well as negotiate the business terms of each lease. "The new Lovesac branding is totally focused on telling one clear story: 'Our [...]

Congratulations to our client, Darien Sport Shop, on celebrating 70 years!

Check out Darien Sport Shop on YouTube! Click here  

Listen to Steve Goldberg quoted on Marketplace’s broadcast, “What was behind Macy’s decision to cut more stores?”

  What was behind Macy's decision to cut more stores? By Sally Herships August 11, 2016 | 4:41 PM Macy's says that its plan to close 100 locations across the country will give the company a chance to elevate its "total customer experience across all methods of shopping." But don’t go blaming the internet. “Eighty-five percent of purchasing happens in a brick-and-mortar environment,” said Steve Goldberg, president of The Grayson Company, a consulting firm focused [...]

What Does Pokémon Go Mean for Retailing and Brands? 

EVERYTHING. Pokémon Go emerged overnight and has become an extraordinary phenomenon. As of last week, the app had over 20 million active users making it the biggest mobile game in the history of the U.S. On Monday, July 11th, the average iPhone user spent 33 minutes in the Pokémon Go app, compared to 28 minutes on the Facebook app, 18 minutes on the Snapchat app, 17 minutes on the Twitter app, and 15 minutes on the Instagram app.* So [...]

TGC at the 2016 Wharton Graduate Retail Conference

The Future of Retail and Brands is Truly Exciting!! Each year, the Wharton Graduate Retail Conference draws upon the best and brightest from the worlds of retail and brand to share their experiences and insights with Graduate students who truly represent the potential of our retail and consumer businesses. This year, Steve Goldberg, President of TGC, had the privilege to moderate a panel focused on customer loyalty through innovation. The conference also featured extraordinary leaders [...]

Steve Goldberg Named President of TGC

TGC is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Goldberg as its new President.  Steve joined the company two years ago and previously served as Managing Director. "Steve brings a long and successful history of proven performance and deep operating experience in licensing, home and direct to consumer to our business and to our clients," said CEO Kevin Mullaney.  "His work with us over the last two years has been a critical driver of our [...]

Kevin Mullaney discusses Target’s collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer on CNN

  Kevin Mullaney, CEO of The Grayson Company, was interviewed by CNN on April 20th. He commented on the debut of the collaboration between Target and Lilly Pulitzer.

Kevin Mullaney quoted in Crain’s New York Business article “Why C. Wonder, Kate Spade Saturday failed”

Kevin was asked to comment on the spate of middle-market retail closures in 2015: "Being average in the middle is death," said Kevin Mullaney, president of retail consultancy the Grayson Co. "The high end and the low end—those two businesses are thriving. If you're in the middle, you'd better have a darn good reason for being there based on product and freshness." Check out the rest of the article at Crain's New York.

Kevin Mullaney Named CEO of The Grayson Company

The Grayson Company is proud to announce the appointment of Kevin Mullaney as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Kevin joined the company 13 years ago and previously served as President. "I have known Kevin for more than 30 years," said Bob Grayson. "Over the last 12 years we have worked side-by-side, leading the business to its current position as a premiere consulting firm focusing on all aspects of consumer and retail businesses." "Bob founded the [...]