1. Mobile-Payments-120823SPVF.pdfMobile Payments 2.0 What’s Next? As consumers increasingly look to manage all aspects of their life with their mobile devices, mobile payments have grown at a staggering rate. A Kurt Salmon and...
  2. Scott-Moore-Best-Buy-Argyle-Conversation.pdfArgyle Conversations by Argyle Executive Forum SM Scott Moore, Vice President of Marketing of Best Buy’s Connectivity Business Group, discussed the fundamentals of a successful marketing...
  3. Pricing-Article-120724VFSP.pdfBeyond Discounts and Deals: Achieving Balance in Pricing and Promotion Strategy Most retailers readily admit that the chronic use of excessive and often unplanned promotions can have serious...
  4. Apparel-2012-Excellence-in-Sourcing-Looking-for-Savings-in-All-the-Right-Places.pdfCOVER STORY: EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL SOURCING – PRODUCED BY APPAREL & KURT SALMON Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis Against a backdrop of skyrocketing labor costs, a depreciation of...
  5. RFID-120726VFSP.pdfDepartment Stores’ New Reality—RFID Ron Johnson’s recent announcement that JC Penney plans to implement radio frequency identification (RFID) in every store is actually one of the least...
  6. Drop-Shipping-120720VFSP.pdfDrop Shipping Done Right Three Key Priorities for Success Allowing vendors to ship merchandise directly to a retailer’s customer, called drop shipping, can be an attractive option for expanding...
  7. Tax-Incentives-120719VF.pdfDistribution Center Site Selection Incentives Over the past few years, e-commerce distribution (among other factors) has led to many new facilities being developed across the country. When it comes...
  8. Showrooming-120620VFSP.pdfPutting a Stop to the Showrooming Scare SALE SCAN & SAVE It’s easy to see why showrooming is keeping many brick-and-mortar retailers up at night. In fact, it looks like the beginning of a bad...
  9. WMS-Implemenation-120608VFSP.pdfWMS Implementation 2.0 Achieving the System’s Promised ROI, the Second Time Around Faced with ever-leaner budgets, many retailers are looking for high-impact, low-cost ways to improve...
  10. Lean-PDS-120523VFSP.pdfDeveloping Leaner Product Development and Sourcing Operations In today’s hyper-competitive retail landscape, retailers are increasingly pressed to quickly deliver new and innovative products...