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Cause Casual: Restaurants With a Social Purpose

Cause Casual: Restaurants With a Social Purpose 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

More than a decade ago, a food cart became a path for sex-trafficking survivors to reclaim their lives through employment. Called Freedom a la Cart, the social enterprise stemmed from a…

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What Retail Can Learn From Magnolia Market

What Retail Can Learn From Magnolia Market 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

“If you build it, they will come.” Those are the famous words an Iowa farmer heard whispered in the classic 80’s movie Field of Dreams. While many retailers today could…

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A New Appreciation of Home

A New Appreciation of Home 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The world of a strategist is layered, multifaceted, and complex. Entrenched in the consumer perspective, we find ourselves a bit like a sponge. Eager to absorb every bit of insight…

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Is Localization The Answer?

Is Localization The Answer? 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

It’s clear that when we say “localization” there are often many different ideas of what that means for retail and restaurant industries. From merchandise to engagement and design details, stores…

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Pelotonia Riders

Pedal to the Metal: A Course for Change

Pedal to the Metal: A Course for Change 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

This year marks the 10th anniversary for Pelotonia; today, the organization has raised over $167 million in hopes to provide a cure so desperately needed for people all over the world.…

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Retail’s New Healthy Convenience Model

Retail’s New Healthy Convenience Model 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Convenience retail use to just be about quick food on the go. Consumers today are now shopping for food three to four times a week though, and looking for healthy…

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