What If You Didn’t Have a Prototype Store?

If you didn’t have a prototype store, shopping would be better for all of us. Without the need for cookie cutter stores locked into three main store sizes, all stores would be more interesting. Local artisans would rejoice, because there would be more stores that would carry their goods. The startup culture would flourish even...

What If: Our Predictions for 2019

What if all of our predictions for 2019 come true? We guarantee that … it’s very unlikely they all come true. But we’d be surprised if they all don’t partially play out over the next 365 days. Why are we so confident? Well, some of these predictions have already started, but we’re expecting the intensity...

What If Holiday Shopping Was Fun Again?

In a not so distant past, holiday shopping was fun. Friends and family made a tradition out of it. Groups would take a Saturday or Sunday and head to their favorite malls. They’d spend the day there and go to their favorite restaurant for dinner to recap the day and cross off a bunch of...

What If Bank Branches Went Away?

Nearly 80,000 empty buildings and endless more trained banking professionals without a job. But the effect on consumers could be even more dramatic. Most money-related banking interactions could transition relatively seamlessly in a branchless, increasingly cashless world. These are the bill pays, account transfers and check deposits that don’t require much thought. Most savvy consumers...

What If Amazon Buys Target?

With the Whole Foods merger complete and Prime members receiving exclusive discounts as a part of the new Whole Foods loyalty program, the recent Amazon acquisition seems to be a success (at least for some). The seamless integration of these two seemingly opposite brands has many asking who is next on the Amazon’s shopping list....

What If Amazon Launched Their Own Delivery Service?

Is this the Amazon Century? It very well could be. Especially if they were to launch their own delivery service. The digitally born e-commerce giant is synonymous for their 2-day delivery, but what if they streamlined the delivery even further and you got that perfect potted succulent the day you ordered it instead of two...