1. Restaurant Spending Dip Likely Short-Lived According to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory, consumer sentiment ticked up last month, suggesting restaurant sales could follow suit this fall after declining in May and June....
  2. Department Stores’ New Reality—RFID Ron Johnson’s recent announcement that JC Penney plans to implement radio frequency identification (RFID) in every store is actually one of the least radical changes he’s proposed...
  3. Drop Shipping Done Right: Three Key Priorities for Success Allowing vendors to ship merchandise directly to a retailer’s customer, called drop shipping, can be an attractive option for expanding the selection of merchandise available for purchase on...
  4. Restaurant Spending Slide May Continue through Summer On the heels of a 10-month increase, restaurant spending flattened out in April and dropped in May, and cooling consumer sentiment suggests this trend may carry through the summer, according to...
  5. For Restaurants, Summer Heat May Be Hard to Find Restaurant spending cooled in April, after a 10-month streak, and flat consumer sentiment suggests that trend may continue into the summer, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  6. For Some Restaurants, Summer May Be Chilly The hot streak in restaurant spending may cool in the coming summer months, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “On the heels of rising consumer sentiment,...
  7. Looking North: Logistics Strategies for Canadian Expansion For many years, the Canadian retail market has remained an elusive catch for American companies, but now the tides are turning. Historically, Canada lacked the transportation infrastructure of the...
  8. Restaurant Spending May Cool Slightly as Weather Warms The growth in spending at restaurants may slow in the coming months, reflecting a slight downturn in consumer sentiment, as measured by Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  9. From Profit Center to Competitive Mandate: Shifting Your Shipping Strategy Although the rush of consumers shopping online shows no signs of slowing, with an increase of 15% during the 2011 holiday season alone, many retailers’ shipping strategies haven’t kept...
  10. The Omnipresent Retailer: Creating a Demand-Responsive Value Chain Many retailers are striving to better respond to changes in consumer demand, and it’s easy to see why: They’re pressed to reduce inventories and cut supply chain costs, and meanwhile,...