1. '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...
  2. Solving Out-of-Stocks for GoodHow a Few Thousand Dollars of Technology Can Boost Revenue up to 10% Kurt Salmon consumer research shows that 50% to 60% of out-of-stocks result in lost sales—consumers either skip the...
  3. Decadent DealsConsumers are sweet on premium indulgence food brands During the Great Recession, most Americans traded down—swapping specialty stores for their mass and dollar cousins and forgoing their...
  4. Tribes, Lost No MoreSmall, Passionate Groups of Specialty Sports Enthusiasts Are Driving Incredible Innovation—and Investor Opportunity Within every massive consumer industry, there are smaller pockets of specialty...
  5. Beyond the NumbersThe Power of Qualitative Consumer Research as a Diligence Tool While quantitative and seemingly definitive, the picture of brand health painted by consumer surveys can often be enhanced by gaining...
  6. Can Traditional Grocery Get It Right?The latest battle in the struggle to differentiate: omnichannel. Plus a look at promising grocery concepts for investment consideration. The industry's latest challenge: deciding if and how to...
  7. Omnichannel at a CostShip-from-store might save sales—but it has its tradeoffs. The Price of Saving a Sale with Ship-from-Store The ability to ship product from a store to a customer in order to fulfill an online...
  8. Staying Alive in the U.K. and U.S. CPG Markets As consumers continue to migrate away from the undifferentiated middle tier of retail grocery, they are eschewing the undifferentiated middle tier of consumer products as well, leaving a graveyard...
  9. The Masstige MiracleBuilding a Bridge to Higher Profits As more consumers shop mass channels in an effort to save money, their desire for high-quality, even premium or luxury, items remains firmly entrenched. On the...
  10. Making the Case for Outlets Outlet stores, for both consumers and retailers, are a win-win. For consumers, they offer a place to buy their favorite brands at a steep discount, oftentimes as much as 60%. For retailers,...