1. PLM 2.0: Achieving PLM’s Promised Value To thrive in an environment of continued economic volatility and uncertain consumer spending, leading retailers are upping the flexibility of their product development and sourcing operations. But...
  2. Economic Growth Feeds Appetite for Eating Out Consumer sentiment inched upward for the seventh straight month in February, signaling a likely increase in restaurant sales this spring, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  3. Restaurant Holiday Sales Sparkle Restaurant spending grew for the seventh straight month in December and modest increases in consumer sentiment suggest this growth will continue, albeit more slowly, according to Kurt...
  4. New Year Looks Sunnier for Restaurants Intent to spend continued to inch upward for the fifth straight month, signaling that restaurant spending may remain strong in the new year, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  5. Weathering Climate Change: Retailing in the Age of Uncertainty The retailing landscape looks much as it did in the throes of the Great Recession. Although unemployment recently fell slightly, it remains high. At the same time, consumers lack confidence in the...
  6. Bright New Year May Await Restaurants Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to continue to climb through January, as intent to spend continued its four-month increase, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  7. Choosing and Implementing an Effective Outsourcing Strategy Deciding to outsource a company’s logistics is not easy—an effective outsourcing strategy can reduce costs and increase speed to market, but outsourcing does not fit every...
  8. Kurt Salmon Predicts Happy Holidays for Retailers Consumer spending is expected to increase 3.6% this holiday season compared to last, according to Kurt Salmon analysis of economic and spending data. While consumers continue to say they’re...
  9. Happy Holidays May Be in Store for Restaurants Restaurant spending will likely continue to climb through the holiday season, as consumer intent to spend increased for the third straight month, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant...
  10. Restaurant Spending Likely to Level Out in Time for Holidays After slipping all summer, consumer spending at restaurants may flatten in the coming months, as consumer sentiment inched up for the second straight month, according to Kurt Salmon’s...