1. Luxury Spending Likely to Moderate into Fall Softening same-store sales growth may be in store for luxury retailers, as confidence among the nation’s top earners slipped for the third straight month after eight months of growth,...
  2. Restaurant Spending Expected to Slip Current consumer sentiment, now in its seventh straight month of decline, suggests restaurant sales will continue to slip as autumn approaches, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending...
  3. Bridging the GapThe Benefits of Collaborative Profitability Management Financial pressure from all angles—increased raw material, labor, transportation and warehousing costs—combined with a reluctant...
  4. Luxury Sales Expected to Flatten Consumer spending at luxury retailers is expected to cool in August, as the confidence of top earners dropped slightly for the second straight month after eight months of growth, according to Kurt...
  5. Luxury Spending Expected to Cool This Summer Luxury sales are projected to decrease in July, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. Intent to spend started heating up in January and climbed steadily until now. For the...
  6. Restaurant Spending Expected to Drop in July and August Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to weaken throughout the summer, as consumer confidence and intent to spend continue a five-month decline, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant...
  7. Structuring for SuccessOrganizational Practices of Industry-Leading Retailers Retailers looking to boost performance may benefit from revisiting their buying and planning organization, according to a recent Kurt Salmon...
  8. Restaurant Sales to Slide in Summer Consumer spending at restaurants dropped in April, and this slide could extend through mid-summer as consumer confidence and intent to spend continue a four-month decline, according to Kurt...
  9. Luxury Sales to Continue Positive Growth Luxury sales are expected to continue to increase through June, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. The proprietary index, which tracks high-income consumers’...
  10. Maximizing Multichannel Growth Given that multichannel consumers can contribute three to five times more sales than single-channel shoppers, it’s no surprise multichannel has become the industry’s new mandate....