Feeding the People: Restaurant Concepts that Drive Consumption

Authors Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners Tara Yavorsky VP, Marketing WD Partners Jody Wasbro SVP, Strategy & Experience Design WD Partners Robot chefs. AI taking drive-thru orders. Drone delivery. A tech-influenced restaurant industry is no longer a far-off future. It’s here. And it has been brought on by some of the...

Amazon Be Slayin’ It!

The past year has been intense for our industry. Yet many brands, stores, restaurants, and chains have risen to the challenge and found a way to succeed amongst the chaos and change. In the words of the great Beyonce, they slayed it. How did they do it? By listening to the consumer. Hearing, learning, and...

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,...

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...