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The Digital Path Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of in-store digital initiatives because of expediency. Those who had been digital leaders found themselves ahead of the curve, while..

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Reflecting on 2020 and What Lies Ahead

No question, 2020 has been an unprecedented, anxious year, for people and businesses. Yet as we at Miller Zell reflect on what 2020 entailed and what we can expect from 2021 and..

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QSR Design Must Meet Evolving Customer Expectations

It’s 2022, and three different customers want to order lunch from their favorite quick-serve restaurant. All three decide to use the QSR’s app. Customer one is in a hurry. He also..

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Renewing Focus on Long-Term Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many retailers to accelerate the adoption of their future plans, particularly digital innovations that reduced person-to-person contact. Kicking the..

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Architects Offer Guidance for Environmental Design

Environmental build/renovation, from initial concepts to installation completion, can be a twisting and complicated process. Major projects typically involve architects,..

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How to Optimize QSR Menu Boards

When customers arrive at a quick-serve restaurant, whether they are using the drive-through or going inside, it’s fair to assume they are hungry. This means the client’s first..

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Evolving Public Spaces in a Post-COVID-19 World

It’s easy to say that the only certainty right now is uncertainty, as the societal reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic so far has not gone well. We still don’t know the potential..

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COVID-19 Accelerates Need for Innovation

Before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and the international economy, every retailer knew it needed to consistently innovate in order to stay ahead of its..

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Back-to-School, Holiday Shopping During COVID-19

Our nation and world are reopening in phases and with caution, so retailers are adopting new standards while also aspiring to create the best possible customer experience.

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Creating Safe, Optimized Spaces for Customers and Associates

The Covid-19 pandemic shutdown provoked anxiety, frustration and uncertainty. The reopening, at least initially, won’t be much different, though it includes a clear element of..

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Emotional Intelligence and Store Design

The tired dad pulls up to the drive-through window to pick up his family’s dinner, his two young children screaming in the back seat. The associate hands the man his food. Then..

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Ready to Adopt the Latest Tech?

There were 4,500 exhibitors and 20,000 tech products at CES in January. Many were captivating. Some could become transformative in the industry. Digital innovation is..

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Worried About an Economic Downturn?

Is the longest, consumer-led economic expansion in U.S. history running out of steam?

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Miller Zell Design Saves Time and Money

Fram oil filters created a classic TV commercial in the 1970s that concluded with a catchphrase: “Pay me now… or pay me later.” Either properly maintain your car with our oil..

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3 Ways to Keep the Personal Touch in Brick-and-Mortar Retail

The good news is the so-called “Retail Apocalypse!” narrative is turning out to be another ghost story. It’s a dramatic, scary idea but ultimately exaggerated and unrealistic.

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