1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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,...
  8. Building a Specialty Apparel Fulfillment Network with Room for Growth Remember the days when determining a network strategy was as simple as examining inbound and outbound volumes and factoring in transportation costs? Unfortunately for retailers, those days are...
  9. Restaurant Spending Expected to Slide in 2013 A clouded economic outlook drove consumer confidence down 5% in December and is likely to bring restaurant sales down with it, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  10. Ways IT Leaders Can Earn a Place in the Boardroom Daryouche Behboudi , Kurt Salmon's North America CIO Advisory Practice Lead and Carole McCluskey,Coinstar, Inc. CTO discuss ways CIOs can be more effective partners to...