1. Retailers Will Speed Up Holiday E-Commerce Shipping, Kurt Salmon Survey FindsDespite delays in 2013, retailers double down on last-minute order fulfillment promises Amid a public fight for Thanksgiving weekend foot traffic, retailers are also battling behind the scenes to...
  2. Retailers Plan to Push Order Deadlines Later This Holiday Season CNBC 11 November 2014 “Retailers are making ambitious promises in order to capture last-minute online sales,” said Steve Osburn, a director in Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Consumer...
  3. In Order to Meet Holiday Season Demand, Retailers Need to Promote New Delivery Options Crain’s New York Business 10 November 2014 With e-commerce sales on the rise, this holiday season retailers need to promote new delivery service offerings that give shoppers the ability to...
  4. Retailers to Speed Up Holiday Online Processing and Shipping by Two Days Chain Store Age 11 November 2014 “It’s high stakes during the holidays, and retailers are playing a game of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ when it comes to...
  5. In a Season of Prolonged Promoting, Strong Companies Have Found Ways to Improve Profits Women’s Wear Daily 12 November 2014 Early in the season, many retailers are already offering holiday promotions. “The trend in apparel is not improving, and that’s putting more...
  6. Retailers Offering Free and Faster Shipping This Holiday Season USA Today 13 November 2014 “Retailers and shippers are going to have to be exponentially better at execution than they were last year,” Steve Osburn, a director in Kurt Salmon’s...
  7. Retailers Push Deadlines for Orders Closer to Christmas, Despite Last Year’s Delivery Problems Forbes 14 November 2014 Retailers have pushed deadlines for orders closer to Christmas despite all the problems encountered last year. In a recent Kurt Salmon survey, 26% of respondents said they...
  8. Mobile Payments to Gel in 2015 as Retailers Upgrade Terminals TheStreet 14 November 2014 Apple Pay’s enrollment of 15 goliath financial institutions is causing experts to wonder about the possible impact on excluded banks. “In the short term,...
  9. Made in the USA? Chain Store Age 17 November 2014 With Walmart moving aggressively forward on its pledge to spend $250 million over the next 10 years on products made in the United States, it is clear that the...
  10. Warby Parker’s Brick-and-Mortar Expansion Can Build Loyalty Through a Personal Touch The Wall Street Journal 17 November 2014 Warby Parker’s brick-and-mortar expansion brings an in-person touch that can build customer loyalty, notes Bruce Cohen, head of Kurt Salmon’s...