1. 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...
  2. The New Supply ChainDriving Top-Line Growth through Speed, Scope and Specialization Over the past few decades, the role of the supply chain has been evolving from cost center to competitive advantage. Nowadays,...
  3. Infinite Touchpoints, One OrganizationMoving toward an Omnichannel Merchandising and Planning Organization Although most retailers are in the midst of one or many initiatives to improve their omnichannel customer experience, many have...
  4. The Compelling Case for RFIDThe whole really is greater than the sum of its parts RFID is quickly becoming one of the retail industry’s hottest buzzwords, driven by several key applications: improving inventory accuracy...
  5. The Kurt Salmon ReviewRetail. Consumer Products. Private Equity. Strategy. Issue 02 The retail industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of change. New, rapidly deployed technologies combined with underlying shifts...
  6. Deal Ideas at a Glance Learn about Kurt Salmon's Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. "Beyond the Suburbs" Retail  Serving exurban and rural markets Tribes...
  7. How Category Killers Can Still Win at Their Own Game As online retailing continues its explosive growth, many have sounded the death knell for category killers. They believe that such companies, which transformed retailing by delivering a compelling...
  8. Reshuffling the Global Apparel Sourcing DeckThe Kurt Salmon Global Sourcing Reference, 11th edition Rising production costs in China haven’t fully loosened the country’s grip on textile and apparel sourcing quite yet, but they...
  9. Don’t Call It OmnichannelHow to Operationalize a Seamless Customer Experience Omnichannel, for consumers, means a seamless experience with a retailer, one that offers the same product selection, purchase and fulfillment...
  10. Deal Ideas at a Glance Learn about Kurt Salmon's Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Apparel Accessories  The global apparel accessories market has exhibited steady...