1. Laying the Groundwork for Future GrowthTop Retail IT Trends of 2013 and Beyond 2012 represented a year of significant change for the retail industry. Demands to deliver compelling, personalized, cross-channel experiences to...
  2. After Strong Holiday, Restaurant Sales Moderating After a surprising surge in December, restaurant sales came down a bit in January. And consumer sentiment continues to be flat, suggesting little impetus for sales growth in the short term,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Why Retailers Need to Change the Way They Manage Change Few industries undergo as much change, and at such a rapid pace, as retail. But retailers may not be giving change the senior-level sponsorship or the thorough and consistent stewardship that it...
  9. Amazon: A Not-for-Profit Organisation? The subject rears its head every time that Amazon releases financial results: the company is not making any profits. July 2014 was no exception to this rule. Quarterly sales (April-June 2014) rose...
  10. 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...