Malls, if recent southern California developments are to be believed, are trying to become more like homes. Indeed, as brick-and-mortar retail steadily loses foot traffic to second-screen, at-home shopping, traditional retail spaces are reconsidering their value proposition in a post-anchor store world, and it seems some are proposing they become more like a home.
Bon Appetit—that glossy food magazine you promised yourself you’d start reading once you finally grew up but never got around to—is expanding into food service, opening a ghost kitchen in partnership with restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You, available exclusively on the GrubHub platform.
As the blurred lines and contested overlaps of omnichannel retail continue, Wayfair announced this week that Autumn 2019 will see the opening of its first brick and mortar store in Natick, a suburb of Boston.
In yet another example of our proliferating subscription culture, Burger King announced last week a $5/month coffee subscription. Available exclusively in the Burger King app, membership entitles customers to one small brewed coffee per day and is available in the contiguous United States.
You’d need a devoted weekly magazine to cover all the news coming out of Amazon’s many (many) products, services, revenue streams, and dramas. Their streaming channel is producing some of the best content out there (talking about you, Mrs. Maisel), apparently they are going to rebuild health care from the ground up, and New York’s governor is basically doing his best John Cusack Say Anything impression outside Bezos’s door.