Welcome to the Strategic Resource Group
SRG is a leading US retail and consumer goods consulting firm with three decades of experience working with top US and global retail chains, wholesalers, suppliers and investment firms at the executive level.
Our in-depth expertise has been used by leading firms to support mergers and acquisitions, as well as for M&A approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who has relied on our expertise to provide insight into competitive practices across the retailing, distribution, and consumer brands industries.
In addition, SRG works directly with the top national retail chains consumer packaged goods suppliers. SRG helps these retailers and manufacturers understand the changes occurring across the industry to identify new opportunities to increase sales and consumption.
Over the last three decades, SRG has developed the most comprehensive database of future locations and remodels of Mass Volume Retailers in the industry. Combined with our proprietary competitive compression models, our deep experience and industry insights allow us to perform our due diligence on retail and wholesale businesses with a far greater understanding of the risks associated with MVR competitive activity on top-line sales and bottom-line profits, with visibility out to five years.
SRG is affiliated with several academic institutions—including Cornell and St. Joseph's universities. Because of our past projects and broad experience, SRG offers unparalleled expertise in all aspects of retail operations and strategy. Widely known throughout the industry, our research is often referenced in nationally known publications and Trade journals, such as the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Barron's, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The LA Times, Progressive Grocer, Supermarket News, and many others.
"Burt Flickinger is the best there is in retailing"
-Liz Claymon, Fox Business News Network
Chain Store Age's Editor: "Burt Flickinger is the 'Nostradamus of Retail"
"Retail Industrial Complex" article June, 2010
Those who know Burt best refer to him as the "Columbo of Consulting."
Our research, opinions and expertise have been cited by the New York Times; the Wall Street Journal; the Economist; Convenience Store News; Club Store News; Discount Store News; Supermarket News; MMR/Mass Market Review; AP; Dow Jones; Reuters; Chain Store Age Executive (CSA's Editor, Ken Clark, referred to Burt as “the Nostradamus of Retail” for SRG's ability to analyze the past and present in order to presciently forecast the future with uncanny accuracy.)
SRG's key contributions led to a Pulitzer Prize for a Los Angeles Times investigative journalism series on Wal-Mart, "An Empire Built on Bargains Remakes the Working World."