1. When One and One Is Three: Successful M&A Supply Chain Integration A recent run of retail merger and acquisition (M&A) activity— from Ascena’s acquisition of Charming Shoppes to Golf Town’s purchase of Golfsmith and Cost Plus’ sale to...
  2. Bringing the Personalized Experience to Life In-Store1:1 Retailing. If technology has given us anything, it’s a world in­creasingly focused on the power of one. From news to music to advertisements to credit card rewards, companies of all...
  3. Restaurant Spending Expected to Slide in 2013 A clouded economic outlook drove consumer confidence down 5% in December and is likely to bring restaurant sales down with it, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  4. Beyond InventoryThe Benefits of RFID for Soft Lines For those soft lines categories where a significant improvement to inventory accuracy can increase revenue or profitability, the benefits of using radio...
  5. Restaurant Sales Slide Could Continue into Spring Restaurant sales fell for the second straight month in February, after six months of steady growth. And with consumer sentiment remaining stubbornly flat, that trend is unlikely to reverse in the...
  6. Assessing Turnaround Opportunities Two years of deep same-store sales declines can easily feel like a death sentence for most retailers. However, the data suggests it is indeed far from that. We analyzed all specialty retailers...
  7. The Store Strikes BackWhy Omnichannel Retailers Should Win Over Pure-Play Competitors Some industry analysts and investors say it’s nearly impossible for retailers with stores to win against their online-only...
  8. Five Trends to Know The most important factors driving deals in the retail and consumer products industry—and four compelling investment opportunities. It’s a great time to be a part of the retail and consumer...
  9. Preemptive DistributionOne of the Most Important Retail Concepts You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Preemptive distribution, or reaching customers first, fastest, most effectively and most often, may not be at the top of...
  10. Beanie Baby or Barbie?How to spot the difference between fads and trends How can potential investors tell if a product is more Atkins or organic, classic Oreo cookie or three-dollar cupcake? The investment can be...