1. Beyond ChinaFor Western brands looking to expand into Asia, venturing beyond China can pay off big. Asia expansion shouldn’t end with China. Maybe it shouldn’t start there either. International...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Learning from the GreeksGreek yogurt has reshaped the category and changed consumers’ palates, creating new opportunities for investors. How Greek yogurt triggered the rebirth of a category—and the new...
  5. Finding Diamonds in the RoughHow to spot the best and brightest brands in the glimmering luxury jewelry category. Winning in the Luxury Jewelry Category Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, the luxury jewelry market...
  6. One Size Doesn’t Fit AllThe importance of factoring in regional differences in brand equity during the due diligence process. The role of regionality in due diligence From cowboys to cheese-heads to lobster-lovers, each...
  7. Surviving the FloodIdentifying investment opportunities in retail categories that are better able to thrive in an Amazon-dominated world. Identifying, and investing in, Amazon-resistant categories Many investors and...
  8. Is the Catalog Dead? Not in the Omnichannel World On e of the most common questions we hear from both investors and retailers alike is whether the print catalog channel is becoming obsolete. Indeed, according to the...
  9. The Grocery MarketHow a fragmenting grocery market is creating new opportunities for growth The grocery store can no longer be all things to all people. It used to be that grocery shopping behavior was the same...
  10. 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...