Alison Embrey Medina

Editor in Chief, design:retail


Alison Embrey Medina is the editor in chief/associate publisher of design:retail magazine, an award-winning trade publication serving the retail design industry. In her 15-plus years in the magazine industry, she has been solely focused on covering retail, and rigorously studies trends and consumer nuances affecting the art and science of store design and merchandising. She regularly shares her perspective via trend talks at various events across the globe, most recently traveling to China, Hong Kong, Brazil, France, Germany, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from The University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and was named one of Folio: magazine’s Top Women in Media for 2016.

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