1. Categories on the Cusp of GreatnessWhat body spray and trendy juices tell us about determining a category\'s growth potential Brands and investors looking for the next major new opportunity know it’s notoriously challenging to...
  2. Deal IdeasLearn about Kurt Salmon\'s Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Athletic-Inspired Footwear The athletic-inspired lifestyle footwear market is growing quickly as...
  3. Kurt Salmon RFID in Retail Study 2016 RFID is on the rise. In Kurt Salmon’s first large retail study of radio frequency identification (RFID) in 2014, 34% of respondents had either implemented or were currently implementing or...
  4. Navigating the Digital Experience Paradox The digital channel shift represents one of the greatest opportunities—and challenges—the retail industry has ever faced. As digital influence on the retail experience increases,...
  5. Beauty is More Than Skin Deep.pdf54 ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENTS IN THE BEAUTY SALON SPACE Just as traditional gyms have lost ground to studios specializing in yoga, spinning or CrossFit, and general bakeries have given way to...
  6. Busting the Millennial Myth VF.pdf4 BUSTING THE MILLENNIAL MYTH MILLENNIALS WANT … YOU TO READ THIS ARTICLE 5 Consumers who share a psychographic segment are actually more similar in their needs and wants regardless of their age...
  7. REI and the Battle for Black Friday VF.pdfBLACK FRIDAY 12 REI AND THE BATTLE FOR BLACK FRIDAY For some retailers, opening on Black Thursday or Friday is a sign of brand weakness, not a show of strength 13 Some consumers are starting to...
  8. Wake Up Renewed VF.pdf28 WAKE UP RENEWED DON’T SLEEP THROUGH THE NEXT BIG HEALTH AND WELLNESS TREND Health and wellness is perhaps the biggest consumer macrotrend of the past decade, influencing everything from...
  9. Ca$h Crops VF.pdf36 CA$H CROPS PRODUCE IS RAPIDLY BECOMING THE TOP GROCERY DIFFERENTIATOR, AND LEADING GROCERS AND GROWERS ARE HARVESTING THE REWARDS Traditional grocers are facing a massive problem: how...
  10. Go With Your Gut.pdf62 GO WITH YOUR GUT THE GROWING GUT-HEALTHY FOOD SECTOR SHOULD HAVE CPG PLAYERS AND PE INVESTORS RUMBLING Everyone has been unlucky enough to experience a misbehaving stomach—but in many cases...