The Restaurant of the Future Is Not a Restaurant

You would think it would be impossible for the definition of “restaurant” to change. It’s a fairly straightforward concept. restaurant (noun) – a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises Well, all apologies to Merriam-Webster, but it’s not that simple anymore. Yet at the same...

Bringing Food to Life in Retail

People want food at malls and shopping centers. Not boring food courts. Real flavor-town foodie food. If you missed our white paper where people said as much, here you go. Now is the time to take food even deeper into today’s retail world. The dying brands in retail today have proven this isn’t the time...

Extreme Makeover – Retail Edition

If you know, you know. It’s a big deal to convert yesterday’s basic transactional store into a 21st century omni-optimized micro-fulfillment center. But in order to compete with the ultimate retailer that goes by the name of Amazon, retailers need to make big changes to stores themselves and the operations that makes them run like...

Competing for Brand Advocates

Of all the business concepts that made waves last year—sustainable packaging, experiential flagships, and check-out free stores, to name a few—nothing seemed to dominate the headlines (and start-up job postings) more than state-of-the-art workplaces. From WeWork coworking offices to Bark’s dog-centric spaces, employers’ quest to level-up their work environments has reached new heights. And for...

Writing the Prescription for Wellness in Healthcare

When we think about how we define “health,” increasing numbers of people are defining it well beyond “not being sick.” Our healthcare system, however, is built to treat us when we’re sick instead of keeping us well. Start-ups, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists recognized the missed opportunity, and consumers found the endless wealth of wellness knowledge....