1. Going DirectThe Journey from Wholesale Brand to Direct-to-Consumer Retailer Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are increasingly...
  2. The Core of Omnichannel RetailingFive Commerce Technologies Every Innovative Retail Chain Needs The interest around omnichannel retailing has reached a fever pitch. From solution providers to trade publications to retailers...
  3. Restaurants Face Fluctuating Sentiment—and Sales Restaurant sales rose in March after taking a slight dip in February, and these slight ups and downs may continue into the summer, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  4. Restaurant Sales Continue to Grow Despite Flat Sentiment Restaurant sales stepped up again in April despite 18 months of mostly flat consumer sentiment, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “The April restaurant...
  5. Stores BetaWhy Stores Should Behave More like Online Retailers For more than a decade, conventional wisdom had it that online retailing would be the demise of the brick-and-mortar store. However, to borrow an...
  6. The Next Step for CIOs: Driving the BusToday\'s IT leaders must transform their focus and level of involvement with the business beyond addressing technology issues. Shahryar Shaghaghi, partner at Kurt Salmon, discusses pillars of...
  7. The New Supply ChainDriving Top-Line Growth through Speed, Scope and Specialization Over the past few decades, the role of the supply chain has been evolving from cost center to competitive advantage. Nowadays,...
  8. Infinite Touchpoints, One OrganizationMoving toward an Omnichannel Merchandising and Planning Organization Although most retailers are in the midst of one or many initiatives to improve their omnichannel customer experience, many have...
  9. The Compelling Case for RFIDThe whole really is greater than the sum of its parts RFID is quickly becoming one of the retail industry’s hottest buzzwords, driven by several key applications: improving inventory accuracy...
  10. Strategic Sourcing 101The 9 Key Capabilities 21st-Century Sourcing Organizations Need The ground on which retail and consumer goods sourcing organizations have long been based has shifted in recent years, the result of...