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Savoring Change: The Latest Consumer Food Trends

Savoring Change: The Latest Consumer Food Trends 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman
Bold and unexpected flavors have become increasingly popular in the grocery and restaurant industries, capturing consumer interest, and driving up sales. read more

Cultural Integration in Retail: Authenticity Meets Inclusion

Cultural Integration in Retail: Authenticity Meets Inclusion 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman
Representation matters. Every consumer wants to see someone who is like them in the media they consume, the movies they watch, and from the brands and stores where they shop. read more

Rooted in Wellness: Outdoor Spaces Designed for Wellbeing

Rooted in Wellness: Outdoor Spaces Designed for Wellbeing 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

If you’ve been forest bathing or glamping, or even if you’re working on your own backyard oasis, you are part of a growing trend in outdoor living that is deeply…

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Is Retail Chasing Restaurant?

Is Retail Chasing Restaurant? 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Retailers and restaurants are the business world’s peanut butter and jelly. Walk into any mall or shopping center and you’ll find both, side by side, like a perfect sandwich, satisfying…

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Adapting to the Social Commerce Era

Adapting to the Social Commerce Era 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Remember that fidget spinner craze ignited by a seemingly random Instagram video? Social media’s influence has transcended sharing funny cat clips; it’s now a booming marketplace. By 2030, social commerce…

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Quiet Luxury in Brick and Mortar

Quiet Luxury in Brick and Mortar 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In retail as in fashion, trends come and go, but one concept seems to be here to stay – quiet luxury. And yet, quiet luxury isn’t necessarily new. One might…

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More Than a Pit Stop: The Convenience Store Revolution

More Than a Pit Stop: The Convenience Store Revolution 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Convenience stores, aka C-stores, have long dotted the landscape of urban and suburban areas. Yet their significance and influence in the retail industry have steadily expanded, transforming them from mere…

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What Will It Take to Save Upscale Casual Dining?

What Will It Take to Save Upscale Casual Dining? 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Despite consumers saying they value eating out over home cooking, a paradox has emerged; upscale casual dining is losing ground to fast casual. A whopping 83% of people say they…

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A Designer’s Take on Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz

A Designer’s Take on Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Have you been seeking comfort, warmth, and joy in the new year? According to our very own designer Zach Uhazy, the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year Peach Fuzz—a velvety…

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Five Consumer Behavior Trends We’re Watching This Year

Five Consumer Behavior Trends We’re Watching This Year 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Consumer behavior is always changing, responding to tech leaps, societal waves, and changing tastes. The common thread? A hunger for authentic storytelling and community-focused experiences. Let’s explore the consumer behavior…

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