New Mall Corporate Strategy: Health Hubs for Convenience

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Massive hospital complexes are so 2015. Today’s healthcare providers have their fingers on the pulse of retail real estate and are swooping in to transform store space into exam and procedural rooms. We share some unfolding examples, and the active role retailers can play based on our consumer survey results. Malls are Replacing Checkouts with ... Read more

A New Set of Values is Changing Shopping Life

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In 2020, brands and retailers are shifting their focus to paying it forward, with missions that support responsible living, global preservation, inclusion and other practices that support positive change. But how do you prioritize what will make shoppers happy? WSL’s latest How America Shops® research delves into the new shopper values. It’s 2020, Do You ... Read more

6 Themes in Retail Wellness, from WSL’s WELL Symposium

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The wellness culture is taking over consumerism, but how well is it established in your company culture? At WSL’s WELL Symposium, executives from Nordstrom, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Zappos and others shared their firsthand experiences of integrating WELL into retail. In Retail, Wellness Must Carry from Cart to Culture There’s little wonder retailers see the Big ... Read more

A Peek Into the Health Store of the Future

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The future of health care is being seized by retail, from innovative independents offering to relieve joint pain to Walmart installing examination rooms. All of which means the health store of the future is still a free-for-all. We have four observations to help retailers ensure they remain in the health industry’s heartbeat. Health Stores Are ... Read more

Beauty & Wellness With Purpose: Shoppers Expect It, How Do You Bring It?

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More shoppers are demanding beauty and wellness products that are clean, environmentally safe and serve a global purpose. Yet getting such products on the shelf can be a Herculean task for the many startups creating them. In Chicago this October, we’re offering an opportunity to change that. A growing number of women are willing to ... Read more

Apple, Google, are the New Authorities in Healthcare. Is Retail Ready?

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If one device can pinpoint the moment in which wellness transitioned from a preference to a retail necessity, it would be the Apple Watch. We look into what Apple, along with tech companies like Google and Microsoft, have in store for consumer healthcare, and how it is changing the retail landscape for health and wellness. The ... Read more

Gen Z is Already Telling You How They are Changing Wellness. Get Ahead!

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It will be five years before retailers and brands experience the full economic force of Gen Z, but already this group of shoppers is dropping hints of how things are going to change. And a lot of that change involves their perceptions of wellness. Here’s a heads-up, from our How America Shops® research. Gen Z ... Read more

A Tsunami of Self-Care is Bearing Down on Healthcare. A 5-Step Rx

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In-store blood-pressure screenings were just the beginning. Today, time-starved patients are shopping for self-care services and expecting these services to include the professionalism and confidence once connected to traditional physicians. Here’s what you need to ask yourself before taking out the middleman, AKA the doctor. The doctor is in – and increasingly in surprising places. With ... Read more

Marketing to Moms: Show Caregivers That Your Brand Cares

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Caregivers are young, 66% are Millennials or Gen X and 60% of women with children are caregivers. Mother's Day is the one day in the year when we make it a point to give credit to those who are literally, raising and maintaining the world's population. So how can you best care for the caregiver? When ... Read more

WSL Reports Injecting Beauty Into Wellness

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If beauty companies want to meet one of the most important players in consumer healthcare today, they should look in the mirror – they are it! Women have decided that their beauty is part of their growing wellness and self-care. Disruptive beauty companies know this and have figured out how to become part of the ... Read more

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