1. Why Retailers' Lean Inventory Approach Could Hurt Them Over the Holidays Bloomberg 27 October 2014 Retailers that have been keeping inventories lean so as to avoid being stuck with unsold goods have at the same time squeezed out any buffer time to react to supply chain...
  2. Delays Are Now Critical As Holiday Rush at Ports Piles Up Cargo Marketplace 28 October 2014 If retailers are planning on having their stores stocked for the Christmas holiday, their goods need to be in the Los Angeles port--which handles 40% of U.S....
  3. Health Care Consulting Services Available to Amerinet Members through New Agreement with Kurt Salmon Amerinet Inc., a leading national health care solutions organization, announces a new agreement for health care advisory and consulting services from Kurt Salmon, a 75-year-old global management...
  4. Innovation Expert Brian Ehrig Joins Kurt Salmon Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon is pleased to welcome Brian Ehrig as a partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group. Mr. Ehrig has spent the last 16 years creating new operational...
  5. Smaller Importers Are Vulnerable Due to Labor Strife at Ports Associated Press 07 November 2014 While the largest stores already have their cargo or, anticipating problems like those now materializing, routed goods to ports on the East Coast, smaller...
  6. Retailers Will Speed Up Holiday E-Commerce Shipping, Kurt Salmon Survey FindsDespite delays in 2013, retailers double down on last-minute order fulfillment promises Amid a public fight for Thanksgiving weekend foot traffic, retailers are also battling behind the scenes to...
  7. Retailers Plan to Push Order Deadlines Later This Holiday Season CNBC 11 November 2014 “Retailers are making ambitious promises in order to capture last-minute online sales,” said Steve Osburn, a director in Kurt Salmon’s Retail and Consumer...
  8. In Order to Meet Holiday Season Demand, Retailers Need to Promote New Delivery Options Crain’s New York Business 10 November 2014 With e-commerce sales on the rise, this holiday season retailers need to promote new delivery service offerings that give shoppers the ability to...
  9. Retailers to Speed Up Holiday Online Processing and Shipping by Two Days Chain Store Age 11 November 2014 “It’s high stakes during the holidays, and retailers are playing a game of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ when it comes to...
  10. In a Season of Prolonged Promoting, Strong Companies Have Found Ways to Improve Profits Women’s Wear Daily 12 November 2014 Early in the season, many retailers are already offering holiday promotions. “The trend in apparel is not improving, and that’s putting more...