Digital First – Why It’s Essential

Author Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners December 1997, a vivid memory. I spent a lot of time setting up a PC and modem the previous month and now, in what seemed amazing at the time, I was Christmas shopping. One present, done. Two. Three. The whole list. Back then, the choices...

How to Save Today’s Mall

Author Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners Barrie Scardina Head of Retail for the Americas Cushman & Wakefield On Cyber Monday, the retail industry achieved a new milestone–the single largest e-commerce day on record with $10.8B in sales! According to a report from Creditntell, this represented over a 200% increase from 2016...

It’s Time to Get Real About Consumerism in Healthcare

Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners The following is an excerpt from our newest H&W POV. The full version can be downloaded here. We are at the precipice of exponential change in healthcare. The rising convergence of advances in technology, medical science, and an increasing demand for health-related products and services coupled with...

Dark Restaurants: A Case Study in Innovation

This piece was written by Nicole Rupersburg and originally appeared on the RestaurantSpaces blog. What is the restaurant of the future going to look like? Right now, quite frankly, it’s impossible to say. What we know for certain is that, at least in the near-term, the restaurant of the immediate future is going to look...

3 Ways Grocers Should Invest Their Resources

Author Joanne Heyob SVP, Operations Strategy & Design WD Partners There is no question that last year changed everything, and the grocery industry is no exception; it was already on its way to innovation as the adoption of eCommerce opened the door to more convenient purchasing options, but now we have seen a shift that...