1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. CustomerFacingTechweb101.pdfExecutive Brief Optimize the Customer Experience When Upgrading Your POS Today’s retail customers are more empowered than ever before. Their choices have proliferated and the notion of “if we...