1. Outlook-2012-111206SPVF.pdfRETAIL EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS Weathering Climate Change Retailing in the Age of Uncertainty The retailing landscape looks much as it did in the throes of the Great Recession. Although unemployment...
  2. Cross-Channel-Strategy-111019VF.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Expanding Assortment While Keeping Profits Afloat As more and more retailers boost assortments and slash shipping costs to compete with Amazon’s endless aisle, the rest...
  3. Product-Optimization-110830VFSP.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Creatively Cutting Product Cost Leading retailers will innovate, consolidate and collaborate to cut costs and build a solid foundation for future savings. Reluctant...
  4. CPM-110801SPVF1.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Bridging the Gap The Benefits of Collaborative Profitability Management Financial pressure from all angles—increased raw material, labor, transportation and warehousing...
  5. Customer-Facing-Technology-110701VF1.pdfIn-Store Technology’s New Imperative Today’s retail customers are more empowered than ever before. New technologies have equipped consumers with access to a wealth of product information. For...
  6. MP-Survey-110523VFweb11.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Structuring for Success Organizational Practices of Industry-Leading Retailers Retailers looking to boost performance may benefit from revisiting their buying and planning...
  7. Maximizing-Multichannel-110519VFweb1.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Maximizing Multichannel Growth Given that multichannel consumers can contribute three to five times more sales than single-channel shoppers, it’s no surprise multichannel has...
  8. Supply-Chain-Inflation-Pricing-110505VF1.pdfEXECUTIVE BRIEF Pricing Pressure: How High Should You Go? The industry knows consumer prices will have to rise this year. Now the question is, by how much? Thanks mostly to a dramatic rise in input...
  9. Battling-Supply-Chain-Inflation-110324VF1.pdfRETAIL INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Battling Supply Chain Inflation For most of the last two decades, the U.S. retail industry has benefitted from a thriving American consumer economy and a commitment from...
  10. Supply-Chain-2011-03161.pdfINDUSTRY INSIGHTS Private Equity Readies Portfolios for Margin Squeeze Portfolio company managers face a new threat to performance: supply chain inflation. Kurt Salmon estimates apparel...