Sales & Distribution

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 4

Now that we’ve discussed background and foreground on what next-gen audio retailing might look like, let’s cut to the chase – where’s the money? Beyond the…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 3

What will a successful next-generation audio retailer look like? We already know plenty of examples from the extant luxury and custom installation side of the business.…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 2

We at bluesalve Partners confidently predict that the audio industry is heading into a major new growth phase. Fresh incentives such as lossless and hi-res streaming…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 1

Barrels of ink have been spilled over the past 20-plus years regarding the decline of the specialty audio retailer. The visits to the local “hi-fi shack”…

The Meaning of Omnichannel

Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve Partners Omnichannel, omnichannel, the word is everywhere. It is used, misused, abused, and misunderstood, promoted as a buzzword and synonym…

Supply Chain Pains: Rethinking Inventory Turns

While adapting to the ongoing supply chain disruptions, many small and mid-sized companies are learning the art of improvisation. Learning on the fly often includes an…

Brick And Mortar For Consumer Tech: Is It Too Late?

The recent closing of Fry’s and the changes at Best Buy do not mean the end of brick and mortar for our industry. Today we read…