1. Made in the USA?Key niche categories will breathe new life into American apparel manufacturing. American apparel manufacturing writ large may be a thing of the past, but brands and investors should take notice of...
  2. Beyond ChinaFor Western brands looking to expand into Asia, venturing beyond China can pay off big. Asia expansion shouldn’t end with China. Maybe it shouldn’t start there either. International...
  3. Learning from the GreeksGreek yogurt has reshaped the category and changed consumers’ palates, creating new opportunities for investors. How Greek yogurt triggered the rebirth of a category—and the new...
  4. Finding Diamonds in the RoughHow to spot the best and brightest brands in the glimmering luxury jewelry category. Winning in the Luxury Jewelry Category Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the luxury jewelry market...
  5. One Size Doesn’t Fit AllThe importance of factoring in regional differences in brand equity during the due diligence process. The role of regionality in due diligence From cowboys to cheese-heads to lobster-lovers, each...
  6. Surviving the FloodIdentifying investment opportunities in retail categories that are better able to thrive in an Amazon-dominated world. Identifying, and investing in, Amazon-resistant categories Many investors and...
  7. Is the Catalog Dead? Not in the Omnichannel World On e of the most common questions we hear from both investors and retailers alike is whether the print catalog channel is becoming obsolete. Indeed, according to the...
  8. The Grocery MarketHow a fragmenting grocery market is creating new opportunities for growth The grocery store can no longer be all things to all people. It used to be that grocery shopping behavior was the same...
  9. Omnichannel for Mid-Tier RetailersWhy When It Comes to Omnichannel for Mid-Tier Retailers, It Pays to Be a Fast Follower Consumer s , irrespective o f where they live, how much money they make or how educated they are, increasingly...
  10. Finding Authentic Deals in Ethnic Foods The appetite for ethnic foods in the United States is rising, seemingly exponentially, driven by two fundamental factors: the growing diversity of the population and the sophistication level of...