1. Now You See It, Now You Don’tThe Increasing Allure of the Pop-Up Store Last November, Hermes did it in West London. This spring, Apple did it in Austin. And in October, Brides did it in downtown Manhattan. That’s right,...
  2. Structuring for SuccessOrganizational Practices of Industry-Leading Retailers Retailers looking to boost performance may benefit from revisiting their buying and planning organization, according to a recent Kurt Salmon...
  3. Global Sourcing Reference 2011 – The 10th Edition Published since 1991, Kurt Salmon’s Global Sourcing Reference is one of the most respected resources for sourcing managers in Europe. The new 2011 edition has a truly global scope: for the...
  4. Restaurant Sales to Slide in Summer Consumer spending at restaurants dropped in April, and this slide could extend through mid-summer as consumer confidence and intent to spend continue a four-month decline, according to Kurt...
  5. Luxury Sales to Continue Positive Growth Luxury sales are expected to continue to increase through June, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. The proprietary index, which tracks high-income consumers’...
  6. 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 become the industry’s new mandate....
  7. 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 costs, retailers are being forced to rework their...
  8. Restaurant Spending May Drop Heading into Summer Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to drop as spring turns to summer, as intent to spend continues a three-month slide after 18 months of steady growth, according to Kurt Salmon’s...
  9. Luxury Sales Heading for May Growth Following four months of positive consumer intent to spend, luxury sales are expected to rise through the month, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. The proprietary index,...
  10. Restaurant Spending May Soften This Spring Restaurant spending’s recovery may be interrupted in the coming months, according to Kurt Salmon’s proprietary analysis. “Higher gas prices and glacial new job growth will cause...