1. Batten Down the HatchesA Recession Is Coming in 2018. Start Cutting Costs Now. Although the U.S. economic picture currently looks bright, we believe there are storm clouds gathering on the horizon. And a big soaker is...
  2. The New Era of the Agile Supply ChainIn order to move forward, retailers are finding it increasingly necessary to look backward. Having strategic vision in retail typically involves looking ahead and beyond the current state, but when...
  3. Bringing Store Performance into FocusNew KPIs add perspective on consumer behavior Think back to an old analog TV. It may be hard to remember, and that’s of course because today’s digital HD, Internet-enabled, slim TVs...
  4. Seven Key Premises to Guide Health Care Planning By Andrew Bachrodt, Managing Partner, Kurt Salmon Health Care Group This article first appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review. Reprinted with permission. The level of uncertainty around the...
  5. New Jersey HIMSS Spring Event: Leveraging Technology for Transitions of Care Kurt Salmon’s Elaine Remmlinger and Robin Settle recently attended the New Jersey HIMSS Spring Event, addressing how hospitals and health care systems can leverage technology to improve a...
  6. Full- and off-price stores sales.pdf4 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MOVING FULL- AND OFF-PRICE STORES CLOSER TOGETHER CREATES SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOTH Conventional wisdom says that a brand’s off-price, or outlet, stores cannibalize its...
  7. Picking the best-of-the-bunch organic brands.pdf24 GREEN FIELD PICKING BEST-OF-THE-BUNCH ORGANIC BRANDS The organic market is one of the most fertile in today’s food industry. In fact, sales of organic products are expected to grow 14%...
  8. Boutique studios are creating big investment opportunities.pdf42 SWEATING BOUTIQUE STUDIOS ARE CREATING BIG INVESTMENT SMALLOPPORTUNITIES 43 Just like consumers in other consumer sectors, fitness consumers are looking for customization, variety and a unique...
  9. A look into the future of retail.pdf4 2020 VISION A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF RETAIL Five years ago, who would have thought that online-only retailers such as Bonobos would be opening brick-and-mortar locations and inking deals to sell...
  10. Technology and consumer trends are conspiring to give local retailers another chance.pdf10 Mom-and-Pops Are Cool Again Technology and consumer trends are conspiring to give local retailers another chance in the spotlight Just like bell-bottoms and leg warmers, mom-and-pop retailers...