1. Consumers Increasingly Crave “Craft” Beer Reuters 23 July 2015 SweetWater Brewing Company, the brewery behind 420 Extra Pale Ale, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash and Georgia Brown, is preparing to make an initial public offering (IPO) in the...
  2. Health Insurer Consolidation Putting Pressure on Hospitals USA Today 24 July 2015 “Hospitals will feel a lot more pressure,” Farzan Bharucha, health care expert at Kurt Salmon, shares with USA Today when discussing recent consolidation in the...
  3. With Pending IPO, Neiman Marcus Remains a “Blue Chip” Luxury Store Women’s Wear Daily 11 August 2015 “It’s an annuity type of growth company because they’ve had such steady and consistent performance over the years,” Arnold Aronson,...
  4. Hudson’s Bay Co.’s International Expansion Will Advance Its Strategy Women’s Wear Daily 10 August 2015 “This is a global expansion using real estate as a major lever to quickly advance the strategy,” explains Arnold Aronson, retail expert at Kurt...
  5. Costco to Expand Their European Network The Seattle Times 08 August 2015 “The time is right for Costco,” said Yves Marin, retail expert from Kurt Salmon in Paris, speaking with The Seattle Times about the possibility of...
  6. With Pending IPO, Planet Fitness Is Breaking Down Fitness Barriers Investor’s Business Daily 04 August 2015 "Planet Fitness is tapping into a rising tide of interest in small facility fitness centers," Bruce Cohen, retail and private equity strategist...
  7. Providers & REITs: Next-Generation M&A Activity Modern Healthcare 30 July 2015 With the announcement of the Capella sale, hospitals across the country are asking themselves, “How much do [we] have to own, compared to lease?” notes...
  8. Why Your Hospital Should Join an ACO Strategic Financial Planning e-Newsletter Becoming an accountable care organization (ACO) offers a hospital or health system a number of advantages. Saving money in the short term is obviously one...
  9. SoulCycle’s Pending IPO Illustrates Growth of Small-Box Fitness Studios Forbes 31 July 2015 “There’s a buzz coming from the coasts to key cities and suburbs. And why wouldn’t this be great in every college town, where people are highly educated,...
  10. Wearables Could Help Retailers Understand Consumers Financial Times 26 July 2015 “Retailers could understand consumers’ reactions and excitement from what they were showing them in-store,” Dan Goldman, retail and private equity...