b'INNOVATIONAmong the inventive retail spaces featured in this story are cannabis dispensaries designed by High Road Design Studio, like Elevate in Los Angeles. (Photo credit: Cadan Photography, Richard Cadan)O n this years $100 Million Supersellers list, thereAccording to researcher Edahn Golans calculations, North Amer-wasnt much movement at the top. ican watch and jewelry sales for the luxury conglomerate rose 22 per-The leading five sellers of fine jewelry remainedcent year-over-year, pushing it to fifth place on the list and displacing virtually unchanged from last year. Macys Inc., which slipped to No. 6 with $1.49 billion in sales. Signet Jewelers Ltd. ($5.64 billion in sales in(To read an extended analysis of the list by Golan, see box on page 10.)North America) and Walmart Inc. ($2.76 billion) held onto the No. 1Regardless of where they fall on the list this year, retailers of all sizes and No. 2 spots, respectively.are grappling with the same questions: How many stores are needed? Tiffany & Co. (No. 3, $1.62 billion) and Costco (No. 4, $1.59 billion)What are consumers really looking for when they come into a store to-also remained in the top five.day? And what does it mean to have a store thats also an experience? The only change was luxury conglomerate Richemont, whichTo get answers to the second and third questions, National Jeweler owns Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels along with a bevy of watchconsulted with retail design experts and visited a couple of non-jewelry brands including Baume & Mercier and Vacheron Constantin.retail stores.NATIONAL JEWELER 9'