1. Why Free-Standing EDs Aren't Enough for Rural Communities Modern Healthcare 27 September 2014 While many see free-standing emergency departments (EDs) as the answer to the shuttering of rural hospitals, Jeff Hoffman, senior partner with Kurt Salmon's...
  2. Will Retailers Learn From Last Year's Shipping Mistakes? The Wall Street Journal 03 October 2014 Retailers, just to be on the safe side, should be moving up by one or two days their holiday shipping cutoff dates this year to ensure delivery by...
  3. Four Questions Teen Retailers Need to Answer to Attract PE Dollars Apparel 02 October 2014 Teen retailers that plan to seek private equity investment in early 2015 need to be ready to answer four core questions, writes Greg Ellis, director in Kurt Salmon’s...
  4. Will Walmart Checking Siphon Customers from In-Store Banks? American Banker 06 October 2014 Some believe the GoBank account, which Walmart will now offer through Green Dot’s regulated banking unit, could poach customers and prospects, forcing...
  5. Mobile Payments Point Has Tipped Mobile Enterprise 03 October 2014 Mobile Enterprise delves into Kurt Salmon’s new report on mobile payments, which shows how consumers are well positioned to make the transition—with a...
  6. Security Concerns Continue to Hold Back Mobile Payments FierceMobileIT 02 October 2014 Apple Pay and other mobile payments technologies must overcome consumers’ security concerns, which pose a significant barrier to adoption. Based on findings...
  7. UPS Shifts Some Responsibility to Retailers Chicago Tribune 08 October 2014 While the shipping relationship has traditionally been between the carrier and the customer, Kurt Salmon’s Steve Osburn, a director in the Retail and Consumer...
  8. What Opening Physical Stores Will Allow Amazon to DoHere’s what that could reveal about the future of retail. Washington Post 10 October 2014 Amazon.com is reportedly planning to open its first physical store, a move that would directly target...
  9. Why Macy's 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Opening Is Unlikely to Spark Outrage USA Today 14 October 2014 Don't expect the same level of outrage around retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day as in recent years, Steve Osburn, a director in Kurt Salmon's...
  10. Mobile Payments Have Finally Arrived. So What’s Next? PaymentsSource 16 October 2014 Mobile payments have firmly arrived as the leading edge of consumer payments. But future success isn’t as clear as it may appear at first glance, as Kurt...