1. Looking North: Logistics Strategies for Canadian Expansion For many years, the Canadian retail market has remained an elusive catch for American companies, but now the tides are turning. Historically, Canada lacked the transportation infrastructure of the...
  2. Restaurant Spending May Cool Slightly as Weather Warms The growth in spending at restaurants may slow in the coming months, reflecting a slight downturn in consumer sentiment, as measured by Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  3. From Profit Center to Competitive Mandate: Shifting Your Shipping Strategy Although the rush of consumers shopping online shows no signs of slowing, with an increase of 15% during the 2011 holiday season alone, many retailers’ shipping strategies haven’t kept...
  4. The Omnipresent Retailer: Creating a Demand-Responsive Value Chain Many retailers are striving to better respond to changes in consumer demand, and it’s easy to see why: They’re pressed to reduce inventories and cut supply chain costs, and meanwhile,...
  5. PLM 2.0: Achieving PLM’s Promised Value To thrive in an environment of continued economic volatility and uncertain consumer spending, leading retailers are upping the flexibility of their product development and sourcing operations. But...
  6. Economic Growth Feeds Appetite for Eating Out Consumer sentiment inched upward for the seventh straight month in February, signaling a likely increase in restaurant sales this spring, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  7. Restaurant Holiday Sales Sparkle Restaurant spending grew for the seventh straight month in December and modest increases in consumer sentiment suggest this growth will continue, albeit more slowly, according to Kurt...
  8. New Year Looks Sunnier for Restaurants Intent to spend continued to inch upward for the fifth straight month, signaling that restaurant spending may remain strong in the new year, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  9. 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 recently fell slightly, it remains high. At the same time, consumers lack confidence in the...
  10. Bright New Year May Await Restaurants Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to continue to climb through January, as intent to spend continued its four-month increase, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...