1. Inherent Tension Lies Between Classic Private Equity Strategy and U.S. Fashion Houses The Wall Street Journal 10 December 2014 In the United States, private equity investors have often been reluctant to invest in luxury brands, which typically depend on a designer’s taste and...
  2. Catalogs Still Relevant in Today’s Digital Age National Public Radio 11 December 2014 Reflecting on why, in the digital age, catalogs are still around, Bruce Cohen, partner leading the Private Equity and Strategy Practice at Kurt Salmon,...
  3. Financial Institutions Must Take Forward-Looking Approach to Mobile Payments Credit Union Times 07 December 2014 Apple Pay has singlehandedly established that there is consumer demand for mobile payments at the point of sale, yet the divide between retailers and financial...
  4. More Retailers To Guarantee Last-Minute Delivery This Holiday Season USA Today 14 December 2014 With e-commerce sales projected to rise to $89 billion this year, up 13% from last year, UPS and rival carriers will be tested again this holiday season. Reflecting on...
  5. This Holiday, More Retailers Promising Last-Minute Delivery Marketplace 15 December 2014 “Coming out of last year, we estimated that people would be a little more cautious this year, ” says Steve Osburn, partner in the Retail and Consumer...
  6. Retailers and Consumers Gearing Up for Final Week of Holiday Shopping Women\'s Wear Daily 16 December 2014 “Last week was a bit of relief. Business improved toward the end of the week. It doesn’t seem to be tanking,” Arnold Aronson, retail...
  7. Amid Fierce Competition, Retailers Offering Free and Fast Shipping This Holiday Season Newsday 16 December 2014 "Consumers are pushing the shopping later each year, and retailers worry that 'If I don't offer it, my competitor will,'" Steve Osburn, partner in...
  8. Kurt Salmon Identifies 10 Retailers Who Made Santa’s Good List this Cyber Monday In the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping mayhem this year, Cyber Monday sales reached $2 billion. Amid record demand, many retailers proved that they were up to the task of getting completed...
  9. Identifying 'Santa's Good List' of Retailers Who Speedily Delivered Cyber Monday Packages Fierce Retail 18 December 2014 With Cyber Monday sales reaching $2 billion this year, breaking records for online transactions, Fierce Retail discusses the findings of Kurt Salmon's...
  10. Retailers Respond Well to Cyber Monday Sales Spikes PYMNTS.com 18 December 2014 PYMNTS.com discusses Kurt Salmon’s 'Santa's Good List' of retailers, which looked at companies that delivered multi-order Cyber order in an average of...