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  2. Ca$h CropsProduce is rapidly becoming the top grocery produce differentiator, and leading grocers and growers are harvesting the rewards Traditional grocers are facing a massive problem: how to maintain and...
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  4. Beauty is More Than Skin DeepAttractive investments in the beauty salon space Just as traditional gyms have lost ground to studios specializing in yoga, spinning or CrossFit, and general bakeries have given way to specialized...
  5. Go With Your GutThe growing gut-healthy food sector should have CPG players and PE investors rumbling Everyone has been unlucky enough to experience a misbehaving stomach—but in many cases it’s caused...
  6. Deal IdeasLearn about Kurt Salmon\'s Deal Ideas, including potential opportunities, drivers and rationale. Athletic-Inspired Footwear The athletic-inspired lifestyle footwear market is growing quickly as...
  7. JC1604_Focus_Only.pdfE-COMMERCE FULFILMENT IN JAPAN JapanConsuming Real Insight on Japanese Consumer Markets JapanConsuming is a specialist retail intelligence and consulting company with more than 25 years...
  8. How to Succeed in a Disintermediated World (Going Direct) 160428 VF.pdfHow to Succeed in a Disintermediated World By leveraging a direct channel, manufacturers have the opportunity to gain total control over how their brand is presented to and interacts with each...
  9. Boardroom Blue Collar Challenge 160601 VF.pdfThe Boardroom’s Blue Collar Challenge Why 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...
  10. Batten Down Down the Hatches 160620 VFSP.pdfBatten Down the Hatches A 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...