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Neighborhood Goods Disrupts the Department Store Model

Neighborhood Goods Disrupts the Department Store Model 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Last year certainly wasn’t a smooth year for retail, especially for department stores. With challenge though ultimately came positive change and bright spots to signify rebirth and resurgence in retail.…

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Blu Dot Seattle Showroom

Blu Dot Clicks With Showroom Bricks

Blu Dot Clicks With Showroom Bricks 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Minneapolis based, furniture retailer Blu Dot was founded in 1997 by two architects, Maurice Blanks, and John Christakos, and a sculptor Charles Lazor.  The brand was born out of frustration…

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fast casual dining

Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move

Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Not too long ago investors, analysts, reporters, and retailers were all caught by surprise by the headline announcement of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods. Since then the ecommerce giant has been…

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Kroger Unveils a Fresh New Convenience Store Concept

Kroger Unveils a Fresh New Convenience Store Concept 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Do you ever find yourself in need of a last minute ingredient for a tasty dish you’re preparing for dinner? Perhaps you forgot to pick up your prescription allergy medication…

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Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience

Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience 1440 428 Jay Highland

Jealousy. That was the first emotion I experienced when I walked into the new Yeti flagship in Austin. Totally green with envy. How did this store come to be? Who…

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Redefining the Store of the Future

Redefining the Store of the Future 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

We hear so much about the store of the future and the predictions for what will make up this futuristic concept that seemingly solves all of today’s retail troubles, all…

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BrewDog Taproom

BrewDog Crafts a Community of Consumers

BrewDog Crafts a Community of Consumers 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Hailing from North East Scotland, BrewDog is the largest and fastest growing craft brewer in Europe. Since 2007, they’ve rapidly built a global reputation for their beers and brand all…

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Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence

Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

After overexpansion, failing brand introductions, and the firing of the highly controversial CEO, Mike Jeffries, it’s no secret that Abercrombie & Fitch has been under pressure for a major overhaul.…

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Chipotle Tests the Market With Tasty Made

Chipotle Tests the Market With Tasty Made 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Ever since the E. Coli outbreak in November of 2015, fast casual chain Chipotle, known for “food with integrity,” has been working to rebuild trust with consumers and bounce back…

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Building the Future with Human-Centered Design

Building the Future with Human-Centered Design 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Emotional analytics, human centered design, empathetic design, the human experience, emotional intelligence, human rights, humanitarian efforts – the human element is everywhere. So what exactly sets humans apart from every…

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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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