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...

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...

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...