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Amazon & Whole Foods: Six Months In

By Peter Mayer Agency

It seemed an awkward marriage, Amazon and Whole Foods, when it was first announced. One entity, slick and smooth — the largest internet-based retailer in the world known for its deals and fast deliveries. The other, elegant and ethical — a brick and mortar known as “America’s healthiest grocery store." Six months in, if you’re a consumer packaged goods brand watching this emerging relationship, how should you think about the future?

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Expectations Rise for Vacations in 2018

By Rebecca Ames

As we move into the new year, we’re noticing that consumer confidence is down across the board. The shifting landscape is forcing consumers to watch their spending behaviors more closely and re-evaluate necessities. While domestic travel isn’t slowing down, travelers are becoming more particular and critical of their needs. To stay relevant, travel brands will need to say goodbye to the days of blackout schedules and confusing customer experiences.

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2017 Fall TV Intelligence and Cultural Relevance

By Sara Chambers Johnson

With the Fall 2017 television season well underway, this year is proving to be a fascinating reflection of American culture and is a far cry from what we’ve seen over the past few years.

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Taste Bud Travel

By Michelle Edelman

If you’re not going on an exotic vacation this summer, chances are, your mouth will anyway - particularly if you’re a Millennial. Consumers are branching out in their curiosity when it comes to exotic foods - open to trying new, bold flavors - see what's fueling this growth.

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Ready, Set, Not Yet: Travel Tourism, Post-Travel Ban

By D'Elia Majoria

Following the issuance of the Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, interest and conversation surrounding this policy has truly come to a head. This "Travel Ban" has communicated to all international residents that maybe their trip to the States should be put on hold. What does this mean for your brand?

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Party Hard or Party Hardly

By Eric Camardelle

The party’s over and the lights are coming on. More than past generations, today’s 20-somethings are foregoing lifestyles conducive to heavy drinking. The motivation behind the Millennial moderation movement goes beyond career aspirations, as Millennials are increasingly embracing a transition into adulthood characterized by self-improvement and enrichment – in doing so, reengineering the image of young adults in pop culture.

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