1. Bright New Year May Await Restaurants Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to continue to climb through January, as intent to spend continued its four-month increase, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  2. Choosing and Implementing an Effective Outsourcing Strategy Deciding to outsource a company’s logistics is not easy—an effective outsourcing strategy can reduce costs and increase speed to market, but outsourcing does not fit every...
  3. Kurt Salmon Predicts Happy Holidays for Retailers Consumer spending is expected to increase 3.6% this holiday season compared to last, according to Kurt Salmon analysis of economic and spending data. While consumers continue to say they’re...
  4. Happy Holidays May Be in Store for Restaurants Restaurant spending will likely continue to climb through the holiday season, as consumer intent to spend increased for the third straight month, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant...
  5. Restaurant Spending Likely to Level Out in Time for Holidays After slipping all summer, consumer spending at restaurants may flatten in the coming months, as consumer sentiment inched up for the second straight month, according to Kurt Salmon’s...
  6. Uncertainty Expected to Continue to Weigh on Luxury Sales Consumer spending at luxury retailers is expected to flatten heading into October, as high-end consumer confidence slipped for the fourth straight month and intent to spend for three, according to...
  7. Restaurant Sales Slip May Be Nearing End Consumer spending at restaurants may flatten heading into fall, potentially halting the downward slide that began in April, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. After...
  8. Luxury Spending Likely to Moderate into Fall Softening same-store sales growth may be in store for luxury retailers, as confidence among the nation’s top earners slipped for the third straight month after eight months of growth,...
  9. Restaurant Spending Expected to Slip Current consumer sentiment, now in its seventh straight month of decline, suggests restaurant sales will continue to slip as autumn approaches, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  10. Bridging the GapThe Benefits of Collaborative Profitability Management Financial pressure from all angles—increased raw material, labor, transportation and warehousing costs—combined with a reluctant...