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...

How to be the Amazon of Auto Sales

Authors John Bajorek EVP, Strategic Growth & Innovation WD Partners Mark Bateman VP, Business Development WD Partners Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners The auto industry has seen a lot of changes in the last few years, including car shares and subscriptions, the rise of car tech and driverless cars, and the entry of “new”...

2020 Predictions—Where Are We Now?

Author Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners Because 2020 has been the year of "what the…", we thought it would be fun to look back at the article we published at the beginning of this crazy a$$ year and see what has come to fruition, what was a wild guess, and what still has a...

Amazon Won, Now What?

For most of the last decade, it was Amazon versus the world of brick-and-mortar. Now, the competitive challenge is no longer complicated to define: Amazon is one of the fastest growing companies in the history of American business.1 And this growth story—unprecedented, immense, rocket-like, (choose your superlative!)—does not come with a happy ending for most...