1. Get Plugged In: Defining Your Connectivity Strategy In a presentation at CHIME College Live, Kurt Salmon health care IT experts Elaine Remmlinger and Gerard Nussbaum discussed  why connectivity is increasingly important, strategies for...
  2. Ship-from-Store: If You Haven’t Started Yet, You’re Dangerously Behind Retailers who have yet to implement a ship-from-store program typically ask questions like, “Why should we implement ship-from-store?” and “What benefits have other retailers...
  3. Winning the Ship-from-Store Battle: Strategies and Tactics Many retailers are hurrying to implement ship-from-store programs, and for good reason. They can deliver significant revenue growth, margin increases and service improvements while helping to...
  4. Going DirectThe Journey from Wholesale Brand to Direct-to-Consumer Retailer Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are increasingly...
  5. The Core of Omnichannel RetailingFive Commerce Technologies Every Innovative Retail Chain Needs The interest around omnichannel retailing has reached a fever pitch. From solution providers to trade publications to retailers...
  6. Restaurants Face Fluctuating Sentiment—and Sales Restaurant sales rose in March after taking a slight dip in February, and these slight ups and downs may continue into the summer, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  7. Restaurant Sales Continue to Grow Despite Flat Sentiment Restaurant sales stepped up again in April despite 18 months of mostly flat consumer sentiment, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “The April restaurant...
  8. Stores BetaWhy Stores Should Behave More like Online Retailers For more than a decade, conventional wisdom had it that online retailing would be the demise of the brick-and-mortar store. However, to borrow an...
  9. The New Supply ChainDriving Top-Line Growth through Speed, Scope and Specialization Over the past few decades, the role of the supply chain has been evolving from cost center to competitive advantage. Nowadays,...
  10. The Compelling Case for RFIDThe whole really is greater than the sum of its parts RFID is quickly becoming one of the retail industry’s hottest buzzwords, driven by several key applications: improving inventory accuracy...