1. The Rise of Social Media Is Changing the Relationship Between Retailers and Consumers Financial Times 18 November 2015 As social media use rises across the board, retailers are now entering a new phase of the digital evolution. Now consumers have the ability to interact with...
  2. E-Commerce Helps Some Shipping Companies During Holiday Season The Wall Street Journal 22 November 2015 While railroads, truckers and ocean carriers are facing a drab peak season, global logistics companies such as FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL expect an increase...
  3. Food Companies Offering Healthy and Indulgent Choices MarketWatch 25 November 2015 Food companies consumers know and love for their delicious⎯yet unhealthy⎯offerings are beginning to expand into healthy food options. Companies such as Pinnacle...
  4. The Warby Parker of Sofas The New York Times 25 November 2015 Building upon the Warby Parker business model, furniture startups are taking their businesses online, allowing consumers to view and customize sofas that are...
  5. Black Friday and Cyber Monday No Longer Packing a Punch Reuters 30 November 2015 Kurt Salmon retail strategist Steve Osburn sat down for an interview with Reuters’ Bobbi Rebell. The two discussed the diminishing impact Black Friday and Cyber...
  6. Record Cyber Monday Traffic Leads to Retailers Experiencing Website Delays Advertising Age 30 November 2015 Many retailers faced heavy traffic on their websites this Cyber Monday. While Cyber Monday sales were at a record high, up 14% from last year, a number of...
  7. Cyber Monday Breaks Sales Records Following Days of Online Deals The Washington Post 30 November 2015 With a record amount of money spent on Cyber Monday sales, retailers could face issues in delivering online orders on time. According to Kurt Salmon research,...
  8. Kurt Salmon Reveals Retailers on Santa’s Nice List for Holiday Shopping Like Christmas light competitions between neighbors, today’s holiday shopping environment only continues to heat up. In this increasingly competitive space, retailers again increased their...
  9. Kurt Salmon’s Holden Bale Recognized for WERC Omnichannel Presentation Supply Chain Digest 11 December 2015 Kurt Salmon’s Holden Bale was recognized in Supply Chain Digest’s year-end review of supply chain talks and presentations this year. Bale presented...
  10. Online Shopping Is Up at the Beginning of the Holiday Season Fox Business 04 December 2015 During the busy Thanksgiving weekend, traffic was down in retail stores, but up online. Shoppers are moving to online shopping due to benefits such as shopping on the...