1. 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...
  2. 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’...
  3. 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....
  4. Pricing Pressure: How High Should You Go? The industry knows consumer prices will have to rise this year. Now the question is, by how much? Thanks mostly to a dramatic rise in input costs, retailers are being forced to rework their...
  5. Restaurant Spending May Drop Heading into Summer Consumer spending at restaurants is expected to drop as spring turns to summer, as intent to spend continues a three-month slide after 18 months of steady growth, according to Kurt Salmon’s...
  6. Luxury Sales Heading for May Growth Following four months of positive consumer intent to spend, luxury sales are expected to rise through the month, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. The proprietary index,...
  7. Restaurant Spending May Soften This Spring Restaurant spending’s recovery may be interrupted in the coming months, according to Kurt Salmon’s proprietary analysis. “Higher gas prices and glacial new job growth will cause...
  8. Battling Supply Chain Inflation For most of the last two decades, the U.S. retail industry has benefitted from a thriving American consumer economy and a commitment from China to provide low costs. But in the past year, in...
  9. Private Equity Readies Portfolios for Margin Squeeze Portfolio company managers face a new threat to performance: supply chain inflation. Kurt Salmon estimates that apparel wholesalers and retailers can expect a 15% to 20% increase in total landed...
  10. Luxury Sales Expected to Remain Strong Luxury sales are expected to continue to increase into spring, according to Kurt Salmon’s Luxury Spending Trajectory. The proprietary index, which tracks high-income consumers’ intent...