1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. '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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Made in the USA?Key niche categories will breathe new life into American apparel manufacturing. American apparel manufacturing writ large may be a thing of the past, but brands and investors should take notice of...