1. When One and One Is Three: Successful M&A Supply Chain Integration A recent run of retail merger and acquisition (M&A) activity— from Ascena’s acquisition of Charming Shoppes to Golf Town’s purchase of Golfsmith and Cost Plus’ sale to...
  2. Restaurant Sales May Drop with New Year’s Ball Consumer spending at restaurants may drop slightly heading into January, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “When all is said and done, 2012 will be a very...
  3. Bringing the Personalized Experience to Life In-Store1:1 Retailing. If technology has given us anything, it’s a world in­creasingly focused on the power of one. From news to music to advertisements to credit card rewards, companies of all...
  4. Winning Over Your Internal Customers Effective Change Management for Retailers The only constant in the retail and consumer products industry today is change. As competition increases to cater to an increasingly finicky consumer,...
  5. Restaurant Spending Expected to Slide in 2013 A clouded economic outlook drove consumer confidence down 5% in December and is likely to bring restaurant sales down with it, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  6. Ways IT Leaders Can Earn a Place in the Boardroom Daryouche Behboudi , Kurt Salmon's North America CIO Advisory Practice Lead and Carole McCluskey,Coinstar, Inc. CTO discuss ways CIOs can be more effective partners to...
  7. Consumer Confidence May Temper Restaurant Sales Despite a surprising surge in December, restaurant sales growth will likely slow in early 2013, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “The good news is, restaurant...
  8. 1:1 Retailing—A Look InsideBringing the Personalized Experience to Life In-Store Personalized customer experiences have predominantly existed online, but few physical store experiences provide even the most basic elements of...
  9. Beyond InventoryThe Benefits of RFID for Soft Lines For those soft lines categories where a significant improvement to inventory accuracy can increase revenue or profitability, the benefits of using radio...
  10. Laying the Groundwork for Future GrowthTop Retail IT Trends of 2013 and Beyond 2012 represented a year of significant change for the retail industry. Demands to deliver compelling, personalized, cross-channel experiences to...