The Emergence of Fast Fill Commerce

Are “Dark Stores” the store of the future? Our research indicates the answer is an unequivocal sometimes. But for starters, the lexicon is all wrong. If this is the commonplace term used to define the new future of commerce, it’s a dismal one and demands to be rebranded with more positive and hopeful language. Technically,...

Malls Are on Life Support: Not So Fast

Author Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners Digital has officially dominated. If you have been with us throughout the past few years, you know that we have been following the state of physical retail in the face of an eCommerce explosion. We have done our research, analyzed the data, and brainstormed more...

Addressing Healthcare Inequity: Through Empathy & Innovation

Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a dramatic, but often overlooked, aspect of US healthcare – disparities in care and outcomes across groups based on social, racial, ethnic, economic and environmental characteristics. It has been well-documented that “social determinants of health” impact 80% of a person’s health and...

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Turns out the grass may in fact be greener on the other side. Especially if your other side includes an outdoor turf field, rock climbing wall and batting cages. While many retailers have struggled over the last 12 months, Dick’s Sporting Goods (DSG) ended the 2020 financial year on a high note. According to their...