1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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...
  10. '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...