About 30 million Americans classify themselves as “digital food enthusiasts,” or those who use social channels to connect to food, and believe dining and tech go together like salt and pepper. That’s according to a white paper by consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox, and it’s one way of explaining why so many diners—particularly millennials and Gen Z—are as…

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Get out your Retail Experience Bingo cards: After 20 years in development, Nordstrom’s NYC flagship will finally open tomorrow on 57th and Broadway in Manhattan. With it, Nordstrom’s managed to pack as many retail trends as possible under one 320,000-sq.-ft. roof. For the trendsetters: It’ll carry all the classic luxury department store brands, plus rotating pop-ups for up-and-comers like…

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Physical stores will be as busy as ever this holiday season: No fewer than 90 percent of holiday shoppers plan to shop in stores, and that rises to 97 percent when purchases made online from retailers with stores are included, ICSC reports. “[D]espite growth in online shopping — much of which is actually a result…

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