1. 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 be ugly. If not ugly, then clunky. Or bulky. Or...
  2. 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 companies rarely create entirely new product categories from...
  3. 'Til Death Do Us PartExclusive 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 glory years ago but is now...
  4. Solving Out-of-Stocks for GoodHow 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 sales—consumers either skip the...
  5. Decadent DealsConsumers 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 forgoing their...
  6. Beyond the NumbersThe 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 be enhanced by gaining...
  7. Tribes, Lost No MoreSmall, Passionate Groups of Specialty Sports Enthusiasts Are Driving Incredible Innovation—and Investor Opportunity Within every massive consumer industry, there are smaller pockets of specialty...
  8. Made in the USA?Key niche categories will breathe new life into American apparel manufacturing. American apparel manufacturing writ large may be a thing of the past, but brands and investors should take notice of...
  9. Beyond ChinaFor Western brands looking to expand into Asia, venturing beyond China can pay off big. Asia expansion shouldn’t end with China. Maybe it shouldn’t start there either. International...
  10. Can Traditional Grocery Get It Right?The latest battle in the struggle to differentiate: omnichannel. Plus a look at promising grocery concepts for investment consideration. The industry's latest challenge: deciding if and how to...