1. The Kurt Salmon ReviewRetail. Consumer. Private Equity. Strategy. Issue 06 Confronted with an increasingly volatile and competitive environment, retailers and brands are turning to innovative strategies and tactics to...
  2. Busting the Millennial MythMillennials want … you to read this article There are many myths about the Millennial shopper: They’re fast-fashion obsessed, brand disloyal, label adverse, prefer purchasing online and...
  3. REI and the Battle for Black FridayFor some retailers, opening on Black Thursday or Friday is a sign of brand weakness, not a show of strength REI’s decision to keep its doors closed on Black Friday 2015 was almost as divisive...
  4. Wake Up RenewedDon\'t sleep through the next big health and wellness trend Health and wellness is perhaps the biggest consumer macro-trend of the past decade, influencing everything from dietary changes, to...
  5. CPG Meets VCFaced with internal innovation gaps and rising valuations, CPG and VC parter to find the next big names in food Like cabs, hotels and travel agents, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are...
  6. Ca$h CropsProduce is rapidly becoming the top grocery produce differentiator, and leading grocers and growers are harvesting the rewards Traditional grocers are facing a massive problem: how to maintain and...
  7. Categories on the Cusp of GreatnessWhat body spray and trendy juices tell us about determining a category\'s growth potential Brands and investors looking for the next major new opportunity know it’s notoriously challenging to...
  8. Beauty is More Than Skin DeepAttractive investments in the beauty salon space Just as traditional gyms have lost ground to studios specializing in yoga, spinning or CrossFit, and general bakeries have given way to specialized...
  9. Go With Your GutThe growing gut-healthy food sector should have CPG players and PE investors rumbling Everyone has been unlucky enough to experience a misbehaving stomach—but in many cases it’s caused...
  10. Deal IdeasLearn about Kurt Salmon\'s Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Athletic-Inspired Footwear The athletic-inspired lifestyle footwear market is growing quickly as...