Wellness will remain a focus to watch. Many gyms chains are expanding as well as fitness apparel stores but health food centric grocers - Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sprouts Farmers Market - are going to continue to grow in response to customer demand.
And in other news...
Aloft Hotel in downtown Manhattan started taking room service orders via Emojis. This emerging form of digital only communication might have a lot of nah-sayers but who wouldn't want a hangover cure just with the ease of sending three emojis — water, a pill and a banana? The "Hangover bundle" of Vitamin Water, Advil and bananas is delivered in minutes. Notoriety should be given to Domino's who pioneered this trend by allowing customers to order a pizza with a single emoticon. We'll see where this goes in 2016.
Ordering by Emojis
Also, check out our older post regarding "...the Age of Nouveau Food Courts".