1. Alibaba’s Failed E-Commerce Venture Illustrates Challenge of Breaking into U.S. Market Women’s Wear Daily 22 June 2015 “Whether it’s eBay or Amazon or a department store, [these more established competitors have] been after this consumer for a decade now, and...
  2. When Expanding Internationally, Retailers Should Open More Than One Store Women’s Wear Daily 25 June 2015 “It’s pretty hard to be profitable with just one store … you have the same administrative support if you have one or five stores,” Brian...
  3. Competitors React to Amazon Prime Day, Offers “Test Run” for Black Friday The Boston Globe 15 July 2015 “Everybody is trying to react to [Amazon Prime Day]. When you react at the last minute is when you’re typically going to make decisions that cost you...
  4. Amazon Prime Day Reveals How Prime Program Is Gaining Traction Forbes 15 July 2015 “The free shipping attraction is something that all retailers are struggling with right now,” Steve Osburn, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, shares with Forbes ,...
  5. Levi’s Takes on Athleisure Bloomberg 23 July 2015 “They weren’t a dynamic business for the longest time,” Greg Ellis, retail and private equity strategist at Kurt Salmon, shares with Bloomberg when...
  6. To Prepare for Peak Season, Test Fulfillment Capabilities with a “Mock Peak” USA Today 16 July 2015 “One of the things that you always do to prepare for peak is you create a mock peak where you’re trying to get really high volumes,” Steve Osburn, retail...
  7. Planning in Advance: The Key to Amazon Prime Day Success Women’s Wear Daily 15 July 2015 “If you look at deals now, there have been a number that have been 100% claimed … which says [Amazon] had tons of demand for those items,”...
  8. Amazon’s Prime Day Deals Align with Its “Deal of the Day” Discounts CNBC 16 July 2015 Most items were an additional 20% to 30% off of Amazon’s regular price, which is in line with the company’s typical “deal of the day” items, Steve Osburn,...
  9. Health Insurer Consolidation Putting Pressure on Hospitals USA Today 24 July 2015 “Hospitals will feel a lot more pressure,” Farzan Bharucha, health care expert at Kurt Salmon, shares with USA Today when discussing recent consolidation in the...
  10. With Pending IPO, Neiman Marcus Remains a “Blue Chip” Luxury Store Women’s Wear Daily 11 August 2015 “It’s an annuity type of growth company because they’ve had such steady and consistent performance over the years,” Arnold Aronson,...