1. Finding Diamonds in the RoughHow to spot the best and brightest brands in the glimmering luxury jewelry category. Winning in the Luxury Jewelry Category Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the luxury jewelry market...
  2. One Size Doesn’t Fit AllThe importance of factoring in regional differences in brand equity during the due diligence process. The role of regionality in due diligence From cowboys to cheese-heads to lobster-lovers, each...
  3. Surviving the FloodIdentifying investment opportunities in retail categories that are better able to thrive in an Amazon-dominated world. Identifying, and investing in, Amazon-resistant categories Many investors and...
  4. The Kurt Salmon ReviewRetail. Consumer Products. Private Equity. Strategy. Issue 03 Connectedness is the most powerful force shaping our world generally—and the retail and consumer products space specifically. IN...
  5. Why the Apple Pay Launch Means Mobile Payments Have (Finally) Arrived Whether or not Apple Pay becomes yet another home run for the Cupertino-based behemoth will become clear in the coming months and years. In the meantime, however, one thing is certain: With its...
  6. Omnichannel = EngagementKurt Salmon\'s presentation at Texas A&M\'s 2014 Retailing Summit To make an omnichannel strategy successful and effective, every customer engagement must be perceived as meaningful. But in order...
  7. Operationalizing Better Assortment Practices Written by  Kurt Kendall,  Steven Pinder and Tom White for Chain Store Age Retailers are being squeezed by growing consumer individualism, globalization and evolving preferences. These...
  8. Eight Reasons Hospital Partnerships FailHere are mistakes to avoid when hospitals partner or affiliate with other organizations. Written by Jeff Hoffman, senior partner, for H&HN Daily Whereas yesterday’s health care...
  9. Retailers and Banks: Finding the Path to the Ultimate Alliance In recent years, the relationship between bankcard issuers and retailers has not always been rosy, strained by a high degree of self-interest and loss of focus on their mutual customer. But as...
  10. The New Era of the Agile Supply ChainIn order to move forward, retailers are finding it increasingly necessary to look backward. Having strategic vision in retail typically involves looking ahead and beyond the current state, but when...