1. '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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Omnichannel at a CostShip-from-store might save sales—but it has its tradeoffs. The Price of Saving a Sale with Ship-from-Store The ability to ship product from a store to a customer in order to fulfill an online...
  10. Learning from the GreeksGreek yogurt has reshaped the category and changed consumers’ palates, creating new opportunities for investors. How Greek yogurt triggered the rebirth of a category—and the new...