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Jul 17, 2019, 12:18 ET Is Amazon Retail's Permanent Disruptor?

The results are in. According to Google Trends data, Amazon.com's website traffic increased over 100% in the first 24 hours of Prime Day vs. the...


May 30, 2019, 13:01 ET Healthcare: Who Survives?

The family doctor's office has been an essential healthcare institution for as long as we can remember, with primary care physicians (PCPs) at the...


Mar 14, 2019, 09:07 ET Y2K Called, It Wants Its Prototype Back

A new strategic approach to concept, design and execution has emerged. At WD Partners, we call it a Retail Portfolio Strategy. It is a flexible set...


Jan 30, 2019, 15:18 ET State of the Retail Nation: WD Partners' White Paper Ranks 100 Brands as Good, Bad or Ugly

The retail world has not been pretty for some once-iconic legacy brands. Bankruptcy headlines are stacking up much like dust-covered products stacked ...


Jan 29, 2019, 16:34 ET WD Partners Adds Talented Trio to Leadership Roles

WD Partners continues to bring in industry experts by hiring three retail leaders. Brian Seitz takes on the role of Senior Vice President,...


Nov 05, 2018, 15:46 ET Apocalypse to Relevance: WD Partners' White Paper Details Ways Malls Can Reinvent Themselves

In an increasingly digital world, once dominant retail players are closing for good. It would appear that the American mall concept is destined for...


Jul 17, 2018, 13:24 ET Specialty Retail vs Amazon: Same Story? WD Partners releases new Amazon-centered WayfinD Issue

Specialty retailers might believe they're superior fashion players, but they can't ignore the apparel industry's incoming Goliath. Amazon will soon...


Jan 10, 2018, 01:06 ET WD Partners Unveils the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Retail Today in Latest White Paper

Amazon's rise has radically altered consumer expectations of the traditional store, but there is also a lot of good news out there for retailers....


Nov 15, 2017, 14:53 ET Who's Left Standing? WD Partners looks back on 2017 in a special Holiday WayfinD Issue.

Your stores survived 2017. Congratulations are in order. But don't get too comfortable; the carnage is far from over. Investors are still dumping...


Oct 02, 2017, 12:00 ET Can Retailers be the Disrupters? WD Partners releases new Health & Wellness centered WayfinD Issue

Did you know that the first retail health clinic opened in Minnesota in 2001 after a frustrated father (and future Minute Clinic co-founder)...


Jul 12, 2017, 11:57 ET WD Partners Hires Elaine Kleinschmidt to Lead Strategy & Experience Design

WD Partners announced that well-regarded industry professional Elaine Kleinschmidt has joined the firm's Columbus office as Executive Vice President...


Jul 10, 2017, 13:16 ET Is this the Amazon Century? WD Partners releases new Amazon-centered WayfinD Issue.

First it sold books. Next it sold toys and electronics. Then it acquired Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal. Now it's on the fast track to dominate...


Jun 27, 2017, 10:14 ET Dan Stanek to Develop Health & Wellness Vertical at WD Partners

WD Partners announced that Dan Stanek, noted authority in retailing and consumer marketing, has joined the firm's Columbus office as Executive Vice...


Mar 22, 2017, 11:18 ET WD Partners Addresses Omni-Channel Pitfalls in Latest WayfinD Issue

Meet Jeff. He's 32. He likes to travel, is planning a wedding and can still get away with eating pop-tarts. He happens to work at WD Partners and...


Nov 19, 2015, 04:16 ET Study reveals how physical stores can remain relevant in the digital age

Given the impact of online only retailers like Amazon and Alibaba, retailers are trying to figure out how to keep one of their biggest investments in ...


Sep 17, 2013, 11:01 ET WD Partners Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

WD Partners today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest project management member association, has named it as a ...


Jan 08, 2013, 02:34 ET Wiring the Customer Experience

There's no shortage of hype about the potential of mobile and digital technologies to change how consumers engage with retail brands. The countless...


Oct 18, 2012, 09:51 ET Boomers Say Convenience is King, Millennials Focus on Self Identity - What's a Brand to Do?

Every specialty brand in America today must decide how to appeal to two arguably incompatible demographic groups. Eighty million Millennials will...


Sep 28, 2012, 10:06 ET WD Partners promotes John Bajorek to Vice President, Digital Services

WD Partners, a customer experience expert for global food and retail brands, is pleased to announce that John Bajorek has been promoted to Vice...


Sep 20, 2012, 03:45 ET DDI Magazine Recognizes WD Partners as a Design Firm of the Year

WD Partners, a leading retail design and development firm, has been recognized as a Design Firm of the Year by the 2012 DDI Portfolio Awards. These...


Aug 17, 2012, 12:44 ET Andrew Maletz Joins WD Partners as a Vice President of Architecture & Engineering

WD Partners, a customer experience expert for global food and retail brands, announces that Andrew Maletz has joined the company as a Vice President...


Aug 09, 2012, 03:40 ET What restaurants have food that consumers crave the most and where are they most likely to return? The survey results are in.

The results of the 2012 Consumer Picks survey were unveiled in the August 6 issue of Nation's Restaurant News. Consumers rated brands in ten areas...


Nov 02, 2011, 03:00 ET WD Partners Garners "Design of the Times" Platinum From Path to Purchase Institute for Gatorade In-Store Marketing

WD Partners, IDL Worldwide, and Universal Display & Fixtures have won a Platinum award in the annual Path to Purchase Institute's "Design of the...


Dec 14, 2010, 10:52 ET WD Partners Announces Contract with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Develop a High-Performance Retail Building for The Home Depot through the Commercial Building Partnership

WD Partners, a customer experience expert for food and retail brands, announces it has signed a multi-year contract with Pacific Northwest National...