1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Boardroom Blue Collar Challenge 160601 VF.pdfThe Boardroom’s Blue Collar Challenge Why Labor Is Driving Strategy and What to Do About It For years, labor was a far from pressing concern for retailers and brands. Wages were low, skilled...
  7. Batten Down Down the Hatches 160620 VFSP.pdfBatten Down the Hatches A Recession Is Coming in 2018. Start Cutting Costs Now. Although the U.S. economic picture currently looks bright, we believe there are storm clouds gathering on the...
  8. KSR6 Single Page VF.pdfKURT SALMON REVIEW Retail. Consumer. Private Equity. Strategy. IN THIS ISSUE Millennials want … you to read this article 4 Diet, exercise. What’s next? 28 The four keys to determining a...
  9. Busting the Millennial Myth VF.pdf4 BUSTING THE MILLENNIAL MYTH MILLENNIALS WANT … YOU TO READ THIS ARTICLE 5 Consumers who share a psychographic segment are actually more similar in their needs and wants regardless of their age...
  10. REI and the Battle for Black Friday VF.pdfBLACK FRIDAY 12 REI AND THE BATTLE FOR BLACK FRIDAY For some retailers, opening on Black Thursday or Friday is a sign of brand weakness, not a show of strength 13 Some consumers are starting to...