1. Going DirectThe Journey from Wholesale Brand to Direct-to-Consumer Retailer Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are increasingly...
  2. The Core of Omnichannel RetailingFive Commerce Technologies Every Innovative Retail Chain Needs The interest around omnichannel retailing has reached a fever pitch. From solution providers to trade publications to retailers...
  3. Restaurants Face Fluctuating Sentiment—and Sales Restaurant sales rose in March after taking a slight dip in February, and these slight ups and downs may continue into the summer, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory....
  4. Restaurant Sales Continue to Grow Despite Flat Sentiment Restaurant sales stepped up again in April despite 18 months of mostly flat consumer sentiment, according to Kurt Salmon’s Restaurant Spending Trajectory. “The April restaurant...
  5. The Next Step for CIOs: Driving the BusToday\'s IT leaders must transform their focus and level of involvement with the business beyond addressing technology issues. Shahryar Shaghaghi, partner at Kurt Salmon, discusses pillars of...
  6. Strategic Sourcing 101The 9 Key Capabilities 21st-Century Sourcing Organizations Need The ground on which retail and consumer goods sourcing organizations have long been based has shifted in recent years, the result of...
  7. Deal Ideas at a Glance Learn about Kurt Salmon's Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. "Beyond the Suburbs" Retail  Serving exurban and rural markets Tribes...
  8. Reshuffling the Global Apparel Sourcing DeckThe Kurt Salmon Global Sourcing Reference, 11th edition Rising production costs in China haven’t fully loosened the country’s grip on textile and apparel sourcing quite yet, but they...
  9. Achieving Strategic Benefits with PLM Retailers and wholesalers seeking a competitive advantage in today’s ever-changing, increasingly fickle consumer environment are spending millions of dollars over several years to adopt and...
  10. Why Omnichannel Is Another Word for Engage As retailers pour millions of dollars into providing their customers with an omnichannel experience—seamless, consistent interactions across all channels—it’s easy for them to...