Speaker Profile

Linda Cahan
Owner, Retail Design Consultant, Cahan and Company

Linda Cahan is internationally recognized for her expertise and extensive experience in visual merchandising for all types of retail. Her breadth of experience includes all segments of retail including: fashion, technology, tools, gifts, accessories, furniture, independents and large retail corporations. Along with consulting, Linda trains Visual Merchandising teams as well as individuals, facilitates visual merchandising team building and analyzes stores needs to improve their overall appearance, energy and sales.

Cahan & Company focuses on delivering successful solutions aided by smart and appropriate Visual Merchandising. Linda works with independent, regional, national and international retailers on enhancing and improving their images and sales.

Linda describes a favorite project. As a seminar leader, Linda speaks on a wide variety of retail topics nationally and internationally and is a member of the National Speakers Association. Her seminars are consistently rated in the "above average" and "excellent" category by attendees at conferences and trade shows and she often gets asked back to speak yearly.

Linda and writes for several B-to-B retail magazines. She has authored: "100 Displays Under $100", "Feng Shui for Retailers", "A Practical Guide to Visual Merchandising" as well as seven custom corporate visual standards manuals for major corporations in the USA and South America. These CSVM's were created for: Singer, Saks Fifth Avenue, United Rentals, American Express TRS, LancĂ´me Cosmetics, The Taubman Company, The Bowling Proprietors Association of America, Rori (Venezuela), Toto and Armi Studio (Colombia).

Currently Linda's expertise is shared part-time with students at The Art Institute of Portland, OR. Formerly, she taught at Parsons School of Design in NYC for 12 years.

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