Consumer Trends

What Retail Can Learn From the VMAs

What Retail Can Learn From the VMAs 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The VMAs are not what we typically cover in our weekly insights, but hear us out. There’s a shift happening in our consumerism culture and it was all over the…

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When Kids Have Buying Power

When Kids Have Buying Power 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

It’s been said that infants are the most powerful people in the world. Anyone who has ever been a parent can attest to this firsthand. So it’s not hard to…

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Breakfast Spread

Breakfast Centric Restaurants on the Rise

Breakfast Centric Restaurants on the Rise 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Mealtimes have become more fluid than ever, and while the majority of breakfast consumption still occurs at home, today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles mean less time for the meal described as…

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The Moxy Bar

Got Moxy? Marriott Does

Got Moxy? Marriott Does 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Moxy, the name alone adds a little intentional error of bravado. As a new Marriott extension, Moxy isn’t your mom and pop hotel of the past; it’s a destination unto…

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Bike and Running Shoes

From Wellness to Wellbeing: A Healthy Consumer Shift

From Wellness to Wellbeing: A Healthy Consumer Shift 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

To say the global wellness industry is healthy would be an understatement. The 3.7 trillion dollar market is as active as ever and shows no signs of slowing down. More…

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Fresh Produce

Whole Foods’ National Scale vs. Kroger’s Local Sourcing

Whole Foods’ National Scale vs. Kroger’s Local Sourcing 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

After Amazon acquired Whole Foods last summer many analysts speculated on the strategic implications of the merger. Most indications pointed towards reduced prices, but most probably didn’t anticipate the online…

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Retail Interior

An Inclusive Retail Movement

An Inclusive Retail Movement 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Food has always signified a unifying factoring by being able to not only bring together individuals from different cultures, races, but also communities and genders. Today, the need for inclusivity…

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2018 TRENDS

A Look Forward: Retail, Restaurant, and Consumer Trends of 2018

A Look Forward: Retail, Restaurant, and Consumer Trends of 2018 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

With online only brands now expanding to physical spaces, and restaurateurs embracing and integrating technology at rapid speeds, the industry as a whole is as progressive as ever. So, what’s…

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Food Trends

Food & Restaurant Trends Hot From Technomic 2017

Food & Restaurant Trends Hot From Technomic 2017 1440 428 Kathy Fiorenza

Recently Technomic hosted their 16th Annual Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago, and there was a lot to cover as restaurants are looking for market indicators, hot growth opportunities, and a recipe for future…

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Catering to Convenience Seeking Consumers

Catering to Convenience Seeking Consumers 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Convenience is today’s norm. It’s expected. Retailers, restaurants, and consumer goods brands…

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HOW WE THINK SETS US APART

A collection of insights research and observations across retail, restaurant, c-store and grocery. Helping brands provide a better experience for their customers. Enjoy.

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