1. Green FieldPicking the best-of-the-bunch organic brands The organic market is one of the most fertile in today’s food industry. In fact, sales of organic products are expected to grow 14% annually from...
  2. Sweating SmallBoutique studios are creating big investment opportunities Just like consumers in other consumer sectors, fitness consumers are looking for customization, variety and a unique experience. As a...
  3. 2020 VisionA Look Into the Future of Retail Five years ago, who would have thought that online-only retailers such as Bonobos would be opening brick-and-mortar locations and inking deals to sell their wares...
  4. Mom-and-Pops Are Cool AgainTechnology and consumer trends are conspiring to give local retailers another chance in the spotlight Just like bell-bottoms and leg warmers, mom-and-pop retailers are back. Not long ago, it seemed...
  5. Beyond the BoxYes, retailers need to do a better job of bringing customers to their stores, but they should also bring their stores to their customers These days, many apparel retailers are feeling hemmed in,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. '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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...