The Ghost Restaurant

What acts like a restaurant, but has no parking lot, no seating, no need for reservations, and you can enjoy the menu from the comfort of home? It’s the virtual, or shall we say, “ghost” restaurant. Meal deliveries have become … Read More

A Glance at Biometrics and A.I.

The digital age continues to evolve, even as more advancements in tech aim specifically to make life easier for consumers. The next evolution appears to be around data—and, this time, it’s possible for you to follow your own data, instead … Read More

The Food Channel & CultureWaves present: Food Trends 2019

Here at CultureWaves, we like food. We also like thinking about food, and, so to that end ,we always partner with The Food Channel every year for annual food trend predictions! You can find the whole report here, but we … Read More

Passing Judgment

‘Tis the season for passing judgment. “What have you done to your hair?” “You’ve put on some weight, huh?” “Why can’t you come home for the holidays? You like your in-laws better than us?” Don’t answer any of those. We … Read More

CultureWaves 2018: White Papers

CultureWaves has written white papers this year addressing topics such as critical thinking, understanding data, and a new way to translate consumer data. Simply click on the title to download them. The Understanding of Data: We created this white paper … Read More

Food Printing

For years we’ve been hearing about how 3D printing is going to revolutionize this and that. Every time a new round of “Next Big Thing” talk starts, there are incredibly interesting examples of innovation leading the way, but then the … Read More

CultureWavesQ3: Bio-Packaging

Floating some few hundred miles off the coast of California is a buoyant indictment of the current state of marine ecological wellbeing. Worthy of the moniker “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” it is a stark example of the problem plastics and … Read More

CultureWavesQ3: Identity Branding

When a Brand Goes Beyond a Name When I was younger, I remember how important it was to have certain name brands attached to things like clothing and shoes. This was so important, in fact, that kids were subjected to … Read More

CultureWaves Q3: Blockchain Transparency

Blockchain technology—basically a process of recording and linking transactions together— was born from cryptocurrency. When the latter debuted online, the thing that made it special, the thing that set it apart was the blockchain. So, why is this important to … Read More

CultureWaves Q3: The New Era of Vending

2018 is an era of unprecedented convenience. Brands are going out of their way to get to the consumer faster and more directly—as seen in this example from Pizza Hut, where autonomy, artificial intelligence and delivery methods are all used … Read More