1. 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...
  2. After Strong Holiday, Restaurant Sales Moderating After a surprising surge in December, restaurant sales came down a bit in January. And consumer sentiment continues to be flat, suggesting little impetus for sales growth in the short term,...
  3. Alternatives to Employment for Achieving Physician-Hospital Alignment Health care providers are in the midst of a fundamental post-reform transition that requires delivering high-value care to the communities they serve. But this goal is impossible to achieve...
  4. Restaurant Sales Slide Could Continue into Spring Restaurant sales fell for the second straight month in February, after six months of steady growth. And with consumer sentiment remaining stubbornly flat, that trend is unlikely to reverse in the...
  5. Seven Facets of Modern Category Management Traditional category management is an old concept in a brave new world. Retailers need a new solution as they enable the level of differentiation necessary to attract consumers with an...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...