1. Holiday Profit Seen Higher as U.S. Stores Limit Deals Bloomberg 27 December 2012 Despite lackluster holiday sales, retailers were able to keep their profitability intact by limiting promotions, according to a Bloomberg article. “The retailers...
  2. Dark Art of Store Emails The Wall Street Journal 18 December 2012 Retailers have to work increasingly hard to get their emails to stand out, especially during the holiday season. In a Wall Street Journal article, Kurt...
  3. Holiday’s Aftermath: Squeeze on Profits Women’s Wear Daily 03 January 2013 In an effort to make up for lackluster holiday sales, retailers promoted heavily in December, which may have hurt their profit margins, according to an article...
  4. A Postholiday Letdown for Retailers The Wall Street Journal 03 January 2013 Some retailers turned in disappointing sales in December during what is supposed to be one of their busiest months. The Wall Street Journal reported that...
  5. Handbags Back in the Spotlight Women’s Wear Daily 17 December 2012 Handbag sales are gaining speed heading into 2013, according to a Women’s Wear Daily article. In the article, Kurt Salmon retail strategist Nancy Liu...
  6. Kurt Salmon’s Global Financial Services Practice in North America welcomes Fabrice Albizzati Fabrice Albizzati has joined Kurt Salmon’s Global Financial Services North America practice as a partner in the firm’s New York headquarters. Mr. Albizzati recently transferred from...
  7. Retailers Look to Test Demand for Same-Day Delivery Services Financial Times 08 January 2013 As the retail industry experiments with same-day delivery, the approach may not make financial sense for all retailers. “It’s ultimately a pretty costly...
  8. A Generation Gap? Not on This Web Site The New York Times 13 January 2013 A recent New York Times profile of Halsbrook.com, an e-commerce site for 40-something women who want to look chic, not stodgy, reveals the cutthroat world of...
  9. U.S. Retailers Post 5.8% January Same-Store Sales Growth; 3.5% Was Expected The Wall Street Journal 07 February 2013 U.S. retailers turned in better-than-expected sales in January, according to the Wall Street Journal . But Kurt Salmon retail strategist Nancy Liu said...
  10. Payroll Tax Whacks Spending The Wall Street Journal 21 February 2013 Many retailers, restaurants and consumer products companies are lowering forecasts and adjusting marketing strategies out of fear that restoring the...