1. Fashion and Lifestyle Footwear The fashion and lifestyle footwear industry will continue to be an attractive M&A market in the next few years, owing to strong category growth and a highly fragmented landscape. Footwear...
  2. Net Promoter Scores and the Problem of Forever 21 Since it was created, the net promoter score (NPS), which measures how likely a consumer is to recommend a given retailer or brand to a friend, has been a cornerstone of measuring brand strength....
  3. Measuring the Immeasurable Using a company’s digital footprint to measure brand strength Companies are becoming increasingly skilled at using online data to guide their mar­keting efforts, but online metrics can prove...
  4. Laying the Groundwork for Future GrowthTop Retail IT Trends of 2013 and Beyond 2012 represented a year of significant change for the retail industry. Demands to deliver compelling, personalized, cross-channel experiences to...
  5. After Strong Holiday, Restaurant Sales Moderating After a surprising surge in December, restaurant sales came down a bit in January. And consumer sentiment continues to be flat, suggesting little impetus for sales growth in the short term,...
  6. Salem Health Responds to a Changing Industry In a relationship spanning more than 30 years and countless transformational projects, Salem Health and Kurt Salmon have partnered to help the 500-bed community hospital succeed. 15 March 2013
  7. The University of New Mexico Hospitals on Sustainable Growth Kurt Salmon and The University of New Mexico Hospitals partnered on a five-year strategic plan that will help transform care delivery for the 21st century. 15 March 2013
  8. Enterprise Integrated Planning: Air Traffic Control for CIOsManaging risk is a viable, valuable, and learnable exercise for many organizations. For years, companies have been pouring money into resources, processes, and technologies that can help them...
  9. Alternatives to Employment for Achieving Physician-Hospital Alignment Health care providers are in the midst of a fundamental post-reform transition that requires delivering high-value care to the communities they serve. But this goal is impossible to achieve...
  10. The Compelling, though Sometimes Elusive, Benefits of Markdown Optimization Since 2001, scores of apparel retailers have invested in mark­down optimization (MDO) solutions. They have been lured by the combination of a simple premise and an ROI promise that made the...