1. Chain Store Age Braving the Currency Storm 150723VF.pdfBraving the Currency Storm: What U.S. Brands Can Do The U.S. dollar has risen by more than 20% against the other major currencies over the last year, buoyed by a respectable if not torrid economic...
  2. Are These the ACOs for a New Generation.pdfAre These the ACOs for a New Generation? Medicare Advantage provides hints on how CMS’s Next Generation ACO model will work. BY PHILIP BETBEZE CMS unveiled its hotly anticipated blueprint for the...
  3. Boardroom Blue Collar Challenge 160601 VF.pdfThe Boardroom’s Blue Collar Challenge Why Labor Is Driving Strategy and What to Do About It For years, labor was a far from pressing concern for retailers and brands. Wages were low, skilled...
  4. Chassis Crisis 2016 0218 VFW.pdfThe Chassis Crisis How Importers Can Stay Afloat amid Rising Transportation Costs These days, once a product makes it to land, its journey across choppy waters has just begun. A new market has...
  5. Big retailers need to think small.pdf14 UNCHAINED BIG RETAILERS NEED TO THINK SMALL Local, independent, mom-and-pops—whatever you call them—these retailers are back in style, while you don’t have to look hard to find an example...
  6. Batten Down Down the Hatches 160620 VFSP.pdfBatten Down the Hatches A Recession Is Coming in 2018. Start Cutting Costs Now. Although the U.S. economic picture currently looks bright, we believe there are storm clouds gathering on the...
  7. E2E Visibility 2014 1112 VFSP.pdfThe New Era of the Agile Supply Chain In order to move forward, retailers are finding it increasingly necessary to look backward. This paper was co-produced by GT Nexus and Kurt Salmon. GT Nexus...
  8. New KPIs add perspective on consumer behavior.pdfBRINGING STORE PERFORMANCE INTO FOCUS IN AN OMNICHANNEL WORLD, NEW KPIs ADD PERSPECTIVE ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOR Think back to an old analog TV. It may be hard to remember, and that’s of course...
  9. Beckers Reprint Seven Key Premises.pdfSeven Key Premises to Guide Healthcare Planning By Andrew Bachrodt, Managing Partner, Kurt Salmon Health Care Group The level of uncertainty around the future of the U.S. healthcare delivery system...
  10. The Fight for Stomach Share 160701 VF.pdfThe Fight for Stomach Share The traditional grocery store is quickly losing its share of stomach to a host of new and improved competitors doing a better job of meeting their consumers’ evolving...