1. Recreational Products Sector Experiencing Strong Growth The Deal 10 July 2015 “[Recreational products] is not a sector that’s an outlier, in terms of transactional activity. There are consumer tailwinds behind the growth of these...
  2. Levi’s Takes on Athleisure Bloomberg 23 July 2015 “They weren’t a dynamic business for the longest time,” Greg Ellis, retail and private equity strategist at Kurt Salmon, shares with Bloomberg when...
  3. China’s Economic Slowdown Triggering Decline in Sales of Daily Necessities Financial Times 14 July 2015 “The economic slowdown is the main factor triggering the decline,” Chen Ke, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon in Shanghai, shares with Financial Times when...
  4. To Prepare for Peak Season, Test Fulfillment Capabilities with a “Mock Peak” USA Today 16 July 2015 “One of the things that you always do to prepare for peak is you create a mock peak where you’re trying to get really high volumes,” Steve Osburn, retail...
  5. Planning in Advance: The Key to Amazon Prime Day Success Women’s Wear Daily 15 July 2015 “If you look at deals now, there have been a number that have been 100% claimed … which says [Amazon] had tons of demand for those items,”...
  6. Amazon’s Prime Day Deals Align with Its “Deal of the Day” Discounts CNBC 16 July 2015 Most items were an additional 20% to 30% off of Amazon’s regular price, which is in line with the company’s typical “deal of the day” items, Steve Osburn,...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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,...
  10. 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...