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Trust in the Time of COVID

Today’s consumers are prioritizing values and holding brands accountable in new and powerful ways, especially as we face a period of uncertainty and ongoing fear stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic.  In this first of a weekly series of blog posts, we comment on how…



Just as retail stores were beginning to reopen from COVID-19, another tragedy struck the U.S.A. with the death of George Floyd under the knee of Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin. After a video of the incident went viral, thousands of people swarmed the streets of…


Walmart Grounds

Lost in the wake of Walmart’s blowout quarter (e-commerce sales up 74% and same store sales climbed nearly 10%) is the news that they are officially shutting down The news itself is not shocking: they have been telegraphing this for well over a year…