1. Suntory Makes It M&A Time with IPO to Stir Drinks Makers Bloomberg Businessweek 30 May 2013 Japan-based Suntory Holdings Ltd., which owns brands like Yamazaki whiskey and Orangina, is stepping into the drinks M&A scene again, selling up to $4.7...
  2. Patagonia’s Trailblazing Approach to Growing Sales Sourcing Journal 01 July 2013 Every year retailers spend millions of dollars on advertising, encouraging consumers to spend more. Meanwhile, Patagonia--an exceptionally profitable retailer--drives...
  3. Why Golden Corral’s Gross-Out Video Won’t Scare Off Customers Time Magazine 10 July 2013 Social media platforms, such as Reddit, Twitter and YouTube, have brought fast food restaurants an ambush of undesirable press. Employees of KFC, Wendy’s and Taco...
  4. Walmart Facing Tough Back-to-School Shopping Season Forbes 16 August 2013 Walmart is facing a tougher back-to-school shopping season than many of its competitors, a recent Forbes article notes; mothers who were asked where they planned to stock up...
  5. Omnichannel Expert Robert Howard Joins Kurt Salmon Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon is pleased to welcome Robert Howard as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group. Mr. Howard is an omnichannel expert, having spent more than 20...
  6. Here’s who benefits from Japan’s sales tax hike CNBC 03 October 2013 Consumers in Japan will be looking to purchase big-ticket items prior to the implementation of a recently announced sales tax hike, David Hamaty, managing director for Kurt...
  7. Ben Holland joins Kurt Salmon as new National Director of Cancer ServicesWill lead Kurt Salmon’s integrated oncology-care consulting team Kurt Salmon is deepening its consulting skill base with the hiring of Ben Holland as national director of cancer services. Mr....
  8. Recession, reform disrupt hospital strategic planning efforts Healthcare Finance News 04 October 2013 Both the recession and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have had a significant impact on hospitals, said Jeff Hoffman, a senior partner...
  9. With the Holidays Come Catalogs Dallas Morning News 26 November 2013 Your mailbox continues to be stuffed full of catalogs over the holidays because catalogs have not, as some people assume, been rendered obsolete by the...
  10. Retailers Look to Overcome 6 Fewer Holiday Shopping Days Reuters 11 November 2013 With Thanksgiving starting nearly a week later than usual, that means six fewer days to shop for Christmas—and retailers are doing whatever it takes to make sure...