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15 food + beverage podcasts you should be listening to
Podcast Picks and Best Practices

Podcasts are no longer niche. Most adults are listening weekly. In our industry, brands from Trader Joe’s to Crumbl Cookie are getting in on it. This month, we’ll be sharing not only the food, beverage, and restaurant podcasts on our radar, but best practices from our experience in podcast development.

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Expressions of Culture Via Food & Beverage

Attending restaurant pop-ups, posting pictures of what we create or consume, taking on taste challenges, binge watching “Taste the Nation”…all are common ways current culture is expressing itself through food and beverage. This month, we searched far and wide for more disruptive examples.

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Challenge for 2024:
A Balanced Digital Life

As we head into the New Year, we challenge brands to not only be more mindful – but to actively encourage and support the consumer need to unplug from devices and social. Doing so may require new thinking in relation to content, platforms, and brand experiences.

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14 Examples of Retail Theater

The term “retail theater” has become synonymous with “in-store experience”. We subscribe to a more pure, undiluted definition – one that holds the term to a higher standard and should be reserved for engagements that meet more of the criteria for live theater. In our opinion, retail theater is rare, but we’ve located 14 examples across the globe that truly deliver.

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2 Areas Where Tradition Is Being Upheld

What if resurrecting the past had less to do with novelty and more to do with preserving culture? What if the motivations were purer…say, saving something from extinction? That is precisely what we are seeing. The attempt to preserve “old world traditions” lest they be forgotten.

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Catch the Girl Power Wave

After nearly a century of efforts designed to help young girls reimagine what it means to be one, girls – of all ages – are taking charge.

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