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The Los Angeles Times had an interesting profile the other day of Deborah English, described as “ founder and president of DL English Design, which has created the look of stores for food retail giants such as Whole Foods, as well as other types of clients … Last year alone, the studio completed nearly 3 million square feet of space, emphasizing customer experiences and community engagement.”

An excerpt:

“For English, much of her work now is also about preventing physical stores from becoming obsolete in the era of online retail. She designs experiences for her clients’ customers — to keep them coming back. This shift is part of the reason why DL English’s restaurant business is growing and the studio has recently expanded into food halls. ‘The demand for that type of hyper-relationship between food retail and food service is really growing,’ she said.”

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