1. As Holiday Shopping Season Wraps, Slashed Prices Are Table Stakes Women’s Wear Daily 24 December 2014 The holiday shopping season is coming down to the wire and retailers are holding out hope. “I don’t think there will be that huge of a last-minute...
  2. Retailers Who Invested in Omnichannel Will Find Greater Net Profit Success Women’s Wear Daily 28 December 2014 Retailers pulled off a pretty good holiday season, despite an erratic eight weeks, markdown mania and margin uncertainty. Arnold Aronson, retail strategist at...
  3. UPS Managing Deliveries at Package Level, Caps Volume for Retailers The Wall Street Journal 23 December 2014 UPS maintained near constant communication with one large retailer over Christmas week as package volume came in slightly lower than expected, Steve...
  4. Retailers to Blame for This Year’s Holiday Shipping Delays Associated Press 26 December 2014 Retailers were to blame for all this year’s delays, with reasons including inventory issues and a failure of retailers to select guaranteed shipping...
  5. Retailer-Carrier Communication the Primary Factor in Ensuring On-Time Holiday Deliveries Chicago Tribune 27 December 2014 Thirteen percent of holiday shipping deliveries missed the mark, compared with 15% last year, Kurt Salmon retail strategist Steve Osburn explains to Chicago...
  6. Seventy Percent of Returned Holiday Merchandise Suitable for Resale The Wall Street Journal 26 December 2014 Last January, many retailers were surprised by the high number of holiday gift returns. As the holiday season comes to a close and people begin returning...
  7. Retailers Must Offer Promotions to Veer Consumers Away from Tech Gadgets Women’s Wear Daily 29 December 2014 In the ongoing battle for market share, profit margins are taking a serious hit. “You can’t generate profits without generating revenues, but the...
  8. Kurt Salmon, Tyco Retail Solutions and Mobispoke Join Forces to Deliver 1:1 Retailing Kurt Salmon, Tyco Retail Solutions, and Mobispoke announced that they have joined forces to bring the future in-store experience -- 1:1 Retailing -- to life today. The result of nearly a...
  9. U.S. Retailers Miss Fewer Christmas Deadlines: Early Surveys Reuters 26 December 2014 “We saw a lot less of the 11th-hour promotions,” Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, told Reuters about this holiday shopping season. Steve adds...
  10. Who Spoiled Christmas? Fewer Packages Arrive Late CNBC 26 December 2014 “Those retailers that were on their game did extremely well,” said Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, when describing how retailers fared this...