1. Laying the Groundwork for Future GrowthTop Retail IT Trends of 2013 and Beyond 2012 represented a year of significant change for the retail industry. Demands to deliver compelling, personalized, cross-channel experiences to...
  2. After Strong Holiday, Restaurant Sales Moderating After a surprising surge in December, restaurant sales came down a bit in January. And consumer sentiment continues to be flat, suggesting little impetus for sales growth in the short term,...
  3. The University of New Mexico Hospitals on Sustainable Growth Kurt Salmon and The University of New Mexico Hospitals partnered on a five-year strategic plan that will help transform care delivery for the 21st century. 15 March 2013
  4. Alternatives to Employment for Achieving Physician-Hospital Alignment Health care providers are in the midst of a fundamental post-reform transition that requires delivering high-value care to the communities they serve. But this goal is impossible to achieve...
  5. Restaurant Sales Slide Could Continue into Spring Restaurant sales fell for the second straight month in February, after six months of steady growth. And with consumer sentiment remaining stubbornly flat, that trend is unlikely to reverse in the...
  6. The Compelling, though Sometimes Elusive, Benefits of Markdown Optimization Since 2001, scores of apparel retailers have invested in mark­down optimization (MDO) solutions. They have been lured by the combination of a simple premise and an ROI promise that made the...
  7. Retailers and Banks: Finding the Path to the Ultimate Alliance In recent years, the relationship between bankcard issuers and retailers has not always been rosy, strained by a high degree of self-interest and loss of focus on their mutual customer. But as...
  8. Get Plugged In: Defining Your Connectivity Strategy In a presentation at CHIME College Live, Kurt Salmon health care IT experts Elaine Remmlinger and Gerard Nussbaum discussed  why connectivity is increasingly important, strategies for...
  9. 1:1 Retailing—The Future of In-Store Retailing We all know that the U.S. is currently over-stored and competition between retailers is only getting fiercer for a limited consumer dollar. This challenge to retailers with physical stores will...
  10. Seven Facets of Modern Category Management Traditional category management is an old concept in a brave new world. Retailers need a new solution as they enable the level of differentiation necessary to attract consumers with an...