1. 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...
  2. Retailers should bring their stores to their customers.pdfBEYOND THE BOX 20 Yes, retailers need to do a better job of bringing customers to their stores, but they should also bring their stores to their customers These days, many apparel retailers are...
  3. The Future of Wearables Is Beautifully Designed.pdf28 The Future of Wearables Is Beautifully Designed When chipmaker Intel and fashion house Opening Ceremony teamed up to create a wearable-technology product, odds were good that the outcome would...
  4. Inside three hot emerging CPG categories- probiotics, cold-brew coffee and cannabis.pdf48 MAKING CONSUMERS FEEL GOOD, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER INSIDE THREE HOT EMERGING CPG CATEGORIES: PROBIOTICS, COLD-BREW COFFEE AND CANNABIS Innovation is the lifeblood of CPG, but large CPG...
  5. Exclusive deals help retailers and struggling brands live happily ever after.pdf36 ’TIL DEATH DO US PART EXCLUSIVE DEALS HELP RETAILERS AND STRUGGLING BRANDS LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER What can be done with a brand way past its prime— one that may have had its moments of...
  6. Solving Out-of-Stocks- using technology to boost revenue.pdfSOLVING OUT-OF-STOCKS FOR GOOD 40 HOW A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS OF TECHNOLOGY CAN BOOST REVENUE UP TO 10% Kurt Salmon consumer research shows that 50% to 60% of out-of-stocks result in lost...
  7. Consumers are sweet on premium indulgence food brands.pdf46 Decadent DEALS Consumers are sweet on premium indulgence food brands During the Great Recession, most Americans traded down—swapping specialty stores for their mass and dollar cousins and...
  8. The power of qualitative consumer research as a diligence tool.pdf62 Beyond the Numbers THE POWER OF QUALITATIVE CONSUMER RESEARCH AS A DILIGENCE TOOL While quantitative and seemingly definitive, the picture of brand health painted by consumer surveys can often...
  9. Small groups of specialty sports enthusiasts are driving innovation and investor opportunity.pdfTRIBES, LOST NO MORE 54 SMALL, PASSIONATE GROUPS OF SPECIALTY SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS ARE DRIVING INCREDIBLE INNOVATION—AND INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY 55 Within every massive consumer industry, there are...
  10. Key niche categories will breathe new life into American apparel manufacturing.pdf4 MADE IN THE USA? American apparel manufacturing writ large may be a thing of the past, but brands and investors should take notice of pockets of life in key niche spaces Unless you’re a...