1. Restaurant Sales Likely to Increase before Holidays Consumer confidence shot up for the fourth straight month in September, likely signaling growth in restaurant spending heading into the holiday season, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant...
  2. Post-Crisis: How Banks Are Changing Their Operating Models Suresh Gupta , Partner, Global Financial Services, Kurt Salmon, discusses the growing importance of technology in the banking space and how current trends are further shaping banking processes and...
  3. Developing Leaner Supply Chain Operations Now, more than ever, supply chains need to be both responsive and efficient. Retail companies must satisfy ever-growing customer expectations in increasingly competitive markets while working in...
  4. Restaurants Likely to Receive Greatest Gift of All: Positive Holiday Sales Consumer intent to spend increased for the third straight month in October, which may translate into moderate growth in restaurant spending through the end of the year, according to Kurt...
  5. 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...
  6. The Experience Doesn’t Stop After the Gift Wrap Comes OffReturns in an Omnichannel World As competition increases and retailers look for new ways to differentiate themselves in the eyes of consumers, focusing on what is sometimes the last step a customer...
  7. IT Challenges in Enabling Population Health Management Health systems and payors turning to population health management (PHM) to enhance the care delivery process, improve the health of their communities and manage the overall cost of care are...
  8. Restaurant Sales May Drop with New Year’s Ball Consumer spending at restaurants may drop slightly heading into January, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “When all is said and done, 2012 will be a very...
  9. 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...
  10. Winning Over Your Internal Customers Effective Change Management for Retailers The only constant in the retail and consumer products industry today is change. As competition increases to cater to an increasingly finicky consumer,...