1. Retailers Cautious after Discounts Boost July Sales Reuters 02 August 2012 Strong July comps, albeit often as a result of heavy discounting, may signal the return of the resilient consumer, according to a Reuters article. “The consumer has...
  2. Pepsi Is Getting into the Yogurt Business NPR Marketplace 10 July 2012 Yogurt is soaring in popularity, and now Pepsi is entering the fray, according to a report on NPR Marketplace . Kurt Salmon retail strategist Bruce Cohen said the move...
  3. Amid Debate and Uncertainty over Health Care, Mayo Expands Minnesota Public Radio 10 July 2012 As part of a broader response to the Affordable Care Act, many hospitals are entering into partnerships with other health care organizations, as the Mayo Clinic...
  4. Target, Neiman Marcus Join for Holiday Collection Associated Press 10 July 2012 Target and Neiman Marcus are jointly offering a limited collection for the holiday season as both try to grab a piece of a new group of consumers that shops at both...
  5. U.S. Retailers Have a Largely Gloomy June The Wall Street Journal 05 July 2012 Same-store sales increased in June, but not as much as earlier this year, threatening to put a damper on earlier momentum, according to a Wall Street Journal...
  6. Growth in Retail Sales Slows from Last Year’s Numbers The New York Times 05 July 2012 Although retailers turned in positive comps in June, the results were disappointingly below those from a year ago, according to a New York Times article. In the...
  7. Luring Online Shoppers Offline The New York Times 05 July 2012 Retailers are increasingly trying to lure their online customers into their brick-and-mortar stores to pick up, return or get service on their products, according...
  8. After Weak June, Retailers to Sweat Out Summer Associated Press 05 July 2012 Retailers posted disappointing same-store sales growth figures in June, according to an Associated Press article. Warmer weather early this year impacted demand, and...
  9. Kurt Salmon Grows Retail and Consumer Products Group with New Partner Hires Kurt Salmon welcomes new partners Cort Jacoby and Kurt Kendall to its Retail and Consumer Products Group, further fortifying the firm’s ability to help retailers respond to a new consumer...
  10. Walmart Needs to Create a Deeper Customer Connection Just five years ago Walmart was unequivocally the biggest and most powerful retailer in the world. While it’s still the biggest, the balance of power may be shifting away from the big-box...