1. Finding Authentic Deals in Ethnic Foods The appetite for ethnic foods in the United States is rising, seemingly exponentially, driven by two fundamental factors: the growing diversity of the population and the sophistication level of...
  2. The Predictive Power of Digital Chatter Retailers and consumer products companies know all too well how important it is to engage with their consumers online and to monitor digital chatter in order to keep tabs on what consumers are...
  3. Making the Case for Outlets Outlet stores, for both consumers and retailers, are a win-win. For consumers, they offer a place to buy their favorite brands at a steep discount, oftentimes as much as 60%. For retailers,...
  4. How to trigger neurological connectivity through strategic pricingAnd increase sales Have you ever heard of the brothers Sid and Harry Drubeck, two tailors in the 1930s? When a customer whom Sid was helping would find a suit he liked and ask what it cost, Sid...
  5. How to Assess a Retailer’s Expansion Potential from Afar On e of the key factors when deciding whether or not to invest in a retailer is its potential to add stores, which is typically the main engine of revenue growth. If the company opens up sales by...
  6. How Category Killers Can Still Win at Their Own Game As online retailing continues its explosive growth, many have sounded the death knell for category killers. They believe that such companies, which transformed retailing by delivering a compelling...
  7. Big Data & Healthcare: The Best CareA conversation about big data\'s impact on healthcare Luis Taveras, Ph.D., SVP and CIO of Hartford Healthcare, and Jeremy Cicurel, Practice Director of Kurt Salmon's CIO Advisory group, discuss...
  8. Reshuffling the Global Apparel Sourcing DeckThe Kurt Salmon Global Sourcing Reference, 11th edition Rising production costs in China haven’t fully loosened the country’s grip on textile and apparel sourcing quite yet, but they...
  9. Achieving Strategic Benefits with PLM Retailers and wholesalers seeking a competitive advantage in today’s ever-changing, increasingly fickle consumer environment are spending millions of dollars over several years to adopt and...
  10. Why the Road to Financial Services Operational Excellence Is Paved with Internal Controls Overview Heightened oversight by regulatory bodies combined with demands for greater transparency and consumer fairness is compelling financial services companies to reinforce and, in some cases,...