“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”

—José Saramago, The Double

At Pine, we ask the hard questions of ourselves and others. Examining every challenge through different lenses and perspectives. Studying the past and looking into the future.

All of these things lead to learning. And we believe that a key component of learning is sharing what we've learned.

Explore. Learn. And share.

Recent Posts

This is not a Mock Tale

October 8, 2019

I really hate missed opportunities.  One area in retail that comes to mind as a missed opportunity for me is Beverage. You know, coconut water, sparkling water, sparkling tea, regular tea, cold brews ...

Indian Retail on the Move

September 25, 2019

If you are reading this you probably already know that the PINE team loves to travel.  We spend a lot of time on the road because we enjoy seeing and experiencing new things. We know all the fresh in ...

The Magic (Omni) Kingdom

June 24, 2019

“Pack your bags, we're going to Disney!”...imagine that being echoed through the executive offices of retailers in America. In the paragraphs below, I’m going to tell you why I think a visit to ...

Single Use Retail

May 15, 2019

The most profound impact on how we will shop in the future won’t be AI, VR, AR, big data or anything else.  It will something far simpler that will yield greater impact; the death of single-use pac ...

Friction vs. Behavior

December 14, 2018

During a visit to Minneapolis a few weeks ago I got the chance to experience the Good Housekeeping Lab store at Mall of America. It’s a showroom for Good Housekeeping tested products. The magazine has ...

Amazon Go(es) after Starbucks

July 16, 2018

I had a few hours in Seattle last Sunday morning so I visited Go. In case you’ve not been, you download the “Go” App, sign in using Amazon credentials and then scan your bar code into a ...