1. Oversight Can Be an Engine, Not an Anchor 140804VF.pdfThursday July 24, 2014 BANK THINK Oversight Can Be an Engine, Not an Anchor By Michael Archer and Randi Weinberg Financial firms have made significant investments to meet today’s heightened...
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  3. KSR 3 Beyond China.pdfBeyond China Asia expansion shouldn’t end with China. Maybe it shouldn’t start there either. International expansion is all the rage in retail today. And for good reason, as demand in...
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  5. KSR 3 Omnichannel at a Glance.pdfOMNICHANNEL AT A COST The Price of Saving a Sale with Ship-from-Store The ability to ship product from a store to a customer in order to fulfill an online purchase can certainly save a sale. But,...
  6. KSR 3 Greek Yogurt.pdf34 Learning from the Greeks How Greek yogurt triggered the rebirth of a category—and the new opportunities it’s creating Greek yogurt, like kale, cupcakes and quinoa, is one of the biggest...
  7. KSR 3 Luxury Jewelry.pdf42 Finding Diamonds in the Rough Winning in the Luxury Jewelry Category Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the luxury jewelry market has been one of retail’s growing gems. Driven by...
  8. KSR 3 Regionality.pdf52 ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL THE ROLE OF REGIONALITY IN DUE DILIGENCE From cowboys to cheese-heads to lobster-lovers, each region of the United States has its own unique identity—and is quite...
  9. KSR 3 Amazon.pdfSURVIVING THE FLOOD 58 Identifying, and investing in, Amazon-resistant categories Many investors and casual observers feel as if Amazon, like the river it was named for, is a massive force, taking...
  10. Kurt Salmon Review 03 VFSP 140815.pdfKURT SALMON REVIEW Retail. Consumer. Private Equity. Strategy. IN THIS ISSUE Niche pockets of life for American apparel manufacturing 4 Why expanding beyond China makes sense for Western...