1. Ready to GrowWinning Strategies in Japan’s Fastest-Growing Retail Channel Although Japan’s e-commerce market is relatively young compared to its global peers, with many large global brands entering the...
  2. E-Commerce Fulfilment in JapanThe future of online retailing has arrived, but implementation remains patchy As featured in  JapanConsuming . Japan is perceived as being behind other markets like China and the US in terms...
  3. The Chassis CrisisHow Importers Can Stay Afloat amid Rising Transportation Costs These days, once a product makes it to land, its journey across choppy waters has just begun. A new market has emerged—chassis...
  4. How to Succeed in a Disintermediated World As the retail industry builds more springboards to vault the middleman, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies find themselves looking to shift from a wholesale to a retail mindset to increase...
  5. The Boardroom’s Blue Collar ChallengeWhy Labor Is Driving Strategy and What to Do About It For years, labor was a far from pressing concern for retailers and brands. Wages were low, skilled workers were plentiful. No longer. Now,...
  6. UnchainedBig retailers need to think small Local, independent, mom-and-pops—whatever you call them— these retailers are back in style , while you don’t have to look hard to find an example...
  7. Batten Down the HatchesA Recession Is Coming in 2018. Start Cutting Costs Now. Although the U.S. economic picture currently looks bright, we believe there are storm clouds gathering on the horizon. And a big soaker is...
  8. The Kurt Salmon ReviewRetail. Consumer. Private Equity. Strategy. Issue 06 Confronted with an increasingly volatile and competitive environment, retailers and brands are turning to innovative strategies and tactics to...
  9. Busting the Millennial MythMillennials want … you to read this article There are many myths about the Millennial shopper: They’re fast-fashion obsessed, brand disloyal, label adverse, prefer purchasing online and...
  10. REI and the Battle for Black FridayFor some retailers, opening on Black Thursday or Friday is a sign of brand weakness, not a show of strength REI’s decision to keep its doors closed on Black Friday 2015 was almost as divisive...