1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Making Consumers Feel Good, One Way or Another Inside three hot emerging CPG categories: probiotics, cold-brew coffee and cannabis Innovation is the lifeblood of CPG, but large CPG companies rarely create entirely new product categories from...
  8. The Kurt Salmon ReviewRetail. Consumer Products. Private Equity. Strategy. Issue 04 With the U.S. economy running at full steam again and new technological advances being unveiled at a breakneck pace, it can feel like...
  9. 2020 VisionA Look Into the Future of Retail Five years ago, who would have thought that online-only retailers such as Bonobos would be opening brick-and-mortar locations and inking deals to sell their wares...
  10. Mom-and-Pops Are Cool AgainTechnology and consumer trends are conspiring to give local retailers another chance in the spotlight Just like bell-bottoms and leg warmers, mom-and-pop retailers are back. Not long ago, it seemed...