The Store Of The Future Isn’t A Store

So what is it? It’s a mix of things that retailers have to piece together just right


This piece was written by Ashlee Kieler and originally appeared on the RetailSpaces blog. The store of the future is a concept discussed year after year. Meanwhile, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to pin down exactly how the consumer will be tomorrow, let alone a few years from now. 2020 has complicated things further. Widespread store...

The Restaurant of the Future isn’t a Restaurant

Disruptive trends that were already impacting the restaurant biz have been rocketing


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...

WDCast – Q+A With Michael Owens

We had an energetic and informative conversation with the co-founder of influence group: Michael Owens. Influence group delivers an event platform for B2B events, including all the events featured in this very Wayfind issue, including Restaurant Spaces, Retail Spaces, and Health Spaces. Listen to the full podcast interview here, but while you’re here check out...

11 Come 11: A Wayfind History of Google Trends

All bets are on and we are feeling lucky… 11 come 11! This isn’t beginner’s luck, because we have officially published 50 Wayfind issues! That’s 250 articles, 50 full issues, and 11 years of content from the best thinkers. We thought it would be fun to take a look back at relevant trends over the...

Mike Tyson vs The Great Accelerator

Authors Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners We’ve said it once and we’ll say it a hundred times more. COVID-19 didn’t disrupt our industry, it accelerated it by catapulting brands forward and forcing them to meet the rapidly evolving preferences of consumers. Customers were already using...

New EV Research (It’s Not Just About Tesla)

Author Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners You can't escape the Electric Vehicle talk these days. Major players are putting a stake in the ground publicly proclaiming they will be "all electric" in as little as 5 years. Exxon's stock dropped in half last year and Elon Musk is hosting SNL episodes. Earlier this year,...

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...