1. RFID Tagging Can Increase Sales by 3% to 10% Apparel 21 January 2015 With retailers who have implemented RFID tagging seeing sales increases of 3% to 10%, according to Kurt Salmon, it’s no surprise that successful RFID cases continue...
  2. Driving Online Sales, the Catalog Makes a Comeback TIME 20 January 2015 Thanks to smartphones and screens available at every turn, it’s easier than ever for shoppers to browse in one place and buy in another. But Kurt Salmon data shows that...
  3. J.C. Penney Makes Big Statement by Bringing Back Its Catalog The New York Times 25 January 2015 “J.C. Penney is making a big statement,” said Bruce Cohen, partner leading the Retail Private Equity and Strategy Practice at Kurt Salmon, speaking...
  4. Financial Firms Working with External IT Providers Should Brace for Range of Glitches FinOps Report 22 January 2015 “Operational, reputational and financial risk are just a few of the risks involved,” explains Shahryar Shaghaghi, partner in the CIO Advisory Practice at...
  5. Bob Infantino Tapped to Serve as CEO of The Rockport Group The Boston Globe 23 January 2015 New Balance and a Boston private equity firm are teaming up to purchase The Rockport Co. from the Adidas Group for $280 million. Bob Infantino, the president of...
  6. West Coast Port Congestion Could Cost Retailers $36.9 Billion In The Next 24 Months Fast-developing issues go deeper than labor negotiations and port strikes West Coast port congestion issues could cost retailers as much as $7 billion this year, according to a Kurt Salmon...
  7. West Coast Port Congestion Heralds a “New Normal” in Transportation The Wall Street Journal 07 February 2015 Even if labor negotiations move quickly at West Coast ports, the underlying structural and technological issues will continue to plague retailers....
  8. West Coast Ports: Retail’s $7 Billion Problem CNBC 09 February 2015 To mitigate the impact of the costly West Coast ports congestion, a number of retailers have begun to shift shipments to East Coast ports or are buying extra inventory in...
  9. Retailers Facing $7 Billion Pricetag Over West Coast Port Drama Apparel 09 February 2015 According to a Kurt Salmon analysis, the West Coast port congestion could cost retailers up to $7 billion this year, and by 2016, related costs could reach $36.9 billion...
  10. Weekend Shutdown Raises West Coast Ports’ Stakes Women’s Wear Daily 08 February 2015 Speaking with Women’s Wear Daily about the potential $7B impact of shutdowns at ports on the West Coast over the weekend, Frank Layo, a retail and...