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Cafe & Restaurant Equal Parts kitchenware offers customers on-demand cooking coach access with purchase

DTC cookware brand Equal Parts offers customers 8 weeks’ worth of free access to a cooking coach with the purchase of any Equal Parts cookware kit to help them develop skills and confidence in the kitchen. Coaches are online from 4:00 to midnight every weekday, and then noon to midnight on the weekends to serve any on-demand needs, enabling users to chat with them via text or Slack and get real-time answers to their cooking queries.

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services American Express' exclusive food & gift popup opens to members in celebration of Small Business Saturday

Financial services company American Express is opening an exclusive pop-up for its members in celebration of Small Business Saturday. American Express Platinum House features premium NYC dining, including bites and drinks from Wayan, Legacy Records and the Michelin-starred Cote Korean Steakhouse. The brand also offers a concierge, local guides and gift wrapping.

Brand Activation & Immersion Christmas-themed popup cocktail bar Miracle opens three locations in NYC

Christmas-themed pop up cocktail bar Miracle is coming back to three locations in New York City, mixing kitschy holiday decor with holiday-themed drinks. Founded in the East Village in 2014, Miracle has grown into an international network of seasonal bars spreading holiday cheer with a charming combination of tinsel, eggnog and Santa hats.

Fashion & Apparel Patagonia Action Works pop-up café promotes consumer activism

Patagonia Action Works, the outdoor retailer’s activism-focused digital platform, opened a pop-up café in London that connected customers to activist groups in the UK, Europe and the US The three-week activation included activist training, volunteer opportunities, borrowable literature, walking trips and chances to meet environmental groups.

Delivery & Logistics A New Kind Of Ghost Kitchen Is Building The Future Of Flexible Food Service

Kitchen Podular's CEO speaks to PSFK about the food service industry's unrelenting need for greater delivery and pickup capacity, and how his pod-based service helps brands creatively repurpose unused space to easily boost their flexibility—and revenue

Features PSFK Visits The Essex Market, A Modern Take On An Old New York Tradition

The iconic Lower East Side market recently debuted its 37,000-square-foot iteration, and PSFK researchers stopped by to see if it delivered on its promise to maintain local representation with a sleek rebranding for modern audiences

Gaming & Play Sonic Customers Can Order By Voice With Mastercard And ZIVELO Kiosk Tech

The two companies are testing a pilot program for self-service voice capabilities at the fast-food restaurant to enhance quick and personalized transactions

Design Shutterstock Helps Retailers Decorate Stores With AR Visualization

Shutterstock now lets iOS customers overlay the walls of their retail spaces with AR renderings of its stock images—a feature that resulted from the site's employee tech hackathon

Food & Beverage Godiva Is Converting Stores Into Full-Service Cafes

The Belgian chocolatier is expanding into cafe service, planning to open 2,000 locations across the world within the next six years

Consumer Goods Target Offers Store Shoppers Grab-&-Go Food Concept

Select Target locations are slated to offer on-the-go food options in addition to its Starbucks and McDonald's cafes, letting shoppers avoid lines and check out quickly at self-service kiosks

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Whole Foods Launches Chelsea Concept Store With Convenience-Style Format

The health-focused grocer is testing a bodega-style mini-mart in New York City, offering busy customers food to go and convenience-store essentials

Loyalty & Membership Farm-To-Table Chain's Loyalty Program Lets Customers Use Points For Charitable Donations

B. Good is allowing greater personalization as well as seamless donation by letting rewards members use accrued points for charity alongside personal perks

Work LinkedIn Hosts Coworking Popup For Job Hunters

The networking website will take over a London pub, where job seekers can apply for positions, take headshots and chat with professionals

Beauty Las Vegas Retail Highlights: PSFK's Picks For Travelers At Shoptalk 2019

PSFK rounds up the top retail and hospitality destinations for those headed to Sin City to attend the 2019 edition of the big event