1. Product-Optimization-110830VFSP.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Creatively Cutting Product Cost Leading retailers will innovate, consolidate and collaborate to cut costs and build a solid foundation for future savings. Reluctant...
  2. CPM-110801SPVF1.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Bridging the Gap The Benefits of Collaborative Profitability Management Financial pressure from all angles—increased raw material, labor, transportation and warehousing...
  3. Customer-Facing-Technology-110701VF1.pdfIn-Store Technology’s New Imperative Today’s retail customers are more empowered than ever before. New technologies have equipped consumers with access to a wealth of product information. For...
  4. MP-Survey-110523VFweb11.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Structuring for Success Organizational Practices of Industry-Leading Retailers Retailers looking to boost performance may benefit from revisiting their buying and planning...
  5. Maximizing-Multichannel-110519VFweb1.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Maximizing Multichannel Growth Given that multichannel consumers can contribute three to five times more sales than single-channel shoppers, it’s no surprise multichannel has...
  6. Supply-Chain-Inflation-Pricing-110505VF1.pdfEXECUTIVE BRIEF Pricing Pressure: How High Should You Go? The industry knows consumer prices will have to rise this year. Now the question is, by how much? Thanks mostly to a dramatic rise in input...
  7. Battling-Supply-Chain-Inflation-110324VF1.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Battling Supply Chain Inflation For most of the last two decades, the U.S. retail industry has benefitted from a thriving American consumer economy and a commitment from...
  8. Supply-Chain-2011-03161.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Private Equity Readies Portfolios for Margin Squeeze Portfolio company managers face a new threat to performance: supply chain inflation. Kurt Salmon estimates apparel...
  9. TheDeal-Reprint-1102231.pdffebruary 17, 2011 Shop till you drop By Michael Dart, Kurt Salmon, and Robin Lewis, The Robin Report You don’t need a crystal ball to predict that 2011 dealflow in the retail and consumer goods...
  10. CG-Clustering-100127VF2.pdfOPERATIONS INSIGHTS The Five Deadly Sins of Clustering Clustering is in fashion among retailers—and for good reason. This not-so-new concept, which groups stores based on shared demographics and...