1. Deal Ideas at a Glance Learn about Kurt Salmon's Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Action Sports Action sports retailers and brands are well positioned to continue to...
  2. Operationalizing Omnichannel: Lessons and Insights from Industry Leaders On Monday, January 12th, Tom Cole hosted “Operationalizing Omnichannel: Lessons and Insights from Industry Leaders” at the NRF Big Show. Featuring Diane Ellis, chief executive officer...
  3. Deal IdeasLearn about Kurt Salmon\'s Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Spa and Wellness Services  Demand for health and spa services is growing due to the increasing...
  4. Close EncountersMoving full- and off-price stores closer together creates sales opportunities for both Conventional wisdom says that a brand’s off-price, or outlet, stores cannibalize its full-price...
  5. Bringing Store Performance into FocusNew KPIs add perspective on consumer behavior Think back to an old analog TV. It may be hard to remember, and that’s of course because today’s digital HD, Internet-enabled, slim TVs...
  6. Green FieldPicking the best-of-the-bunch organic brands The organic market is one of the most fertile in today’s food industry. In fact, sales of organic products are expected to grow 14% annually from...
  7. Sweating SmallBoutique studios are creating big investment opportunities Just like consumers in other consumer sectors, fitness consumers are looking for customization, variety and a unique experience. As a...
  8. Beyond the BoxYes, retailers need to do a better job of bringing customers to their stores, but they should also bring their stores to their customers These days, many apparel retailers are feeling hemmed in,...
  9. The Future of Wearables Is Beautifully Designed When chipmaker Intel and fashion house Opening Ceremony teamed up to create a wearable-technology product, odds were good that the outcome would be ugly. If not ugly, then clunky. Or bulky. Or...
  10. 'Til Death Do Us PartExclusive Deals Help Retailers and Struggling Brands Live Happily Ever After What can be done with a brand way past its prime— one that may have had its moments of glory years ago but is now...