1. Another Reason J.C. Penney’s “No Sale” Strategy Flopped: Digital Deals Are Proliferating Forbes 08 May 2013 We all know technology has transformed virtually every aspect of the retail shopping experience. Another to add to the list: coupons, according to a Forbes article. In the...
  2. Restaurants Slam Bid to Fortify Drunk-Driving Rules The Wall Street Journal 15 May 2013 After the National Transportation Safety Board urged states to reduce their BAC levels to 0.05%, several restaurants claimed the reduction would eat into...
  3. A Look Ahead at Shorter Holiday Season Women\'s Wear Daily 29 May 2013 There will be six fewer selling days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, which may pinch retail sales, according to a Women’s Wear Daily article....
  4. Suntory Makes It M&A Time with IPO to Stir Drinks Makers Bloomberg Businessweek 30 May 2013 Japan-based Suntory Holdings Ltd., which owns brands like Yamazaki whiskey and Orangina, is stepping into the drinks M&A scene again, selling up to $4.7...
  5. Patagonia’s Trailblazing Approach to Growing Sales Sourcing Journal 01 July 2013 Every year retailers spend millions of dollars on advertising, encouraging consumers to spend more. Meanwhile, Patagonia--an exceptionally profitable retailer--drives...
  6. Why Golden Corral’s Gross-Out Video Won’t Scare Off Customers Time Magazine 10 July 2013 Social media platforms, such as Reddit, Twitter and YouTube, have brought fast food restaurants an ambush of undesirable press. Employees of KFC, Wendy’s and Taco...
  7. Kurt Salmon Again Named One of Consulting Magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For” Kurt Salmon has once again been named among the “ Best Firms to Work For ” by Consulting magazine , further affirmation of the firm’s ongoing commitment to colleagues and...
  8. Kurt Salmon Named Top Supply Chain Partner of Manhattan Associates Jan. 22, 2014 — Kurt Salmon has been recognized as a top partner of Manhattan Associates, the provider of supply chain commerce solutions announced Wednesday. The firm’s inclusion into...
  9. Walmart Facing Tough Back-to-School Shopping Season Forbes 16 August 2013 Walmart is facing a tougher back-to-school shopping season than many of its competitors, a recent Forbes article notes; mothers who were asked where they planned to stock up...
  10. One Metric Is Never Enough To Evaluate Retail Deals The Deal 19 August 2013 Private equity investors that focus solely on one metric—including the Net Promoter Score—miss key information about brands and retailers they are evaluating,...