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SPECS 2016: The ‘Store Transformed’ comes to Dallas


For more than 50 years, retail store planning, construction and facilities executives have gathered for the annual SPECS conference to assess key industry challenges and invent the future. That will be the case again this year, as SPECS focuses on the transformation and evolution of physical stores in a digital age.

Produced by Retailing Today sister publication Chain Store Age, the annual SPECS conference has become the must-attend event for retail and restaurant executives involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of stores. This year’s show — to be held March 13-15, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas — is shaping up as one of the best ever with a focus on a topic that all retailers are grappling with. Among the highlights are presentations by Target on its innovative Open House concept and Under Armour on its dynamic “Brand House” format.

Several noteworthy keynote speakers, a dynamic exhibit floor filled with leading suppliers, a comprehensive educational program offering industry professionals some 30 continuing education units and business networking opportunities round out the program.

“This year’s SPECS conference is especially exciting give the rapid pace of change in the industry and the evolving role of the store,” said Gary Esposito, SPECS chairman, and group publisher, Chain Store Age and Retailing Today. “The theme of the 'Store Transformed' is a perfect fit for the challenges facing all retailers today as they look migrate from the process of innovation to execution in the design, building, outfitting and maintenance of stores.”

To view the complete agenda and register for SPECS, click here.

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