Women’s Wear Daily
04.16.2014

Forecasts and Analysis

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Forecasts and Analysis

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Retail Stocks Slip Along With March Sales

Retail sales last month fared worse than the shift in the timing of Easter could explain, touching off concerns about first-quarter inventories and margins.

Global Fur Trade on the Rise

According to a study from Pricewaterhouse Coopers Italy, the market has now been valued at more than $40 billion worldwide.

Made in America, made in usa, textiles, manufacturing, production, apparel, walmart, Wal-Mart, National Council of Textile Organizations, NCTO, Bill Jasper, Jay Self, Greenwood Mills Inc., Asia, Unifi, El Salvador, NAFTA, CAFTA, yarn, fabrics, Mexico

U.S. Production Momentum Faces Obstacles

Made in America is undoubtedly a growing movement, but there are caveats.

Retail Sales Slipped Last Week

ICSC and Goldman Sachs report first sequential decline since February.

Russian Tourist Spending Drops in U.K.

Global Blue reports that Ukraine woes and currency weakness contributed to a 17 percent decline in February.

Kearney Sees Growth Ahead in Sub-Sahara

Rwanda and Nigeria top expansion markets in firm’s African Retail Development Index.

ICSC: Retail Sales Gain Momentum

Weekly trends up on both year-on-year and sequential basis.

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Industry Execs Discuss Business Environment

A look at what retail and beauty executives at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Conference are focusing on as they charge into 2014.

Robert Passikoff, Brand keys, research, retailers, Sears, Wal-Mart, Kmart, American Apparel, Coty, Macy's, Victoria's Secret

Sears, Kmart, American Apparel Among Least Engaged Brands

In a new study, Brand Keys finds 10 retailers among 555 worst-ranked brands.

Retail Sales Up for Week

Promotions and hints of pent-up demand lift ICSC index.

Christian Dior, Sidney Toledano, Raf Simons, Robert Chavez, Hermès, hermes, retail, luxury, expansion, growth, u.s. market, american consumers, tourism, tourists, europe, brazil, russia, china, new york, nyc, soho, Robert Chavez, Buckhead, Atlanta, Kering, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Victoria Beckham, Versace,

European Brands See U.S. as Growth Market

Europe’s biggest luxury players can see a wealth of expansion potential in the United States this year — and beyond.

Consumer Confidence Drops in February

Present Situation Index at highest mark in six years.

Brands Boost Prices to Battle Weak Yen

Japan's economic growth appears to be losing momentum as a consumption tax hike looms and a weak yen ushers in price increases.

Retail CFOs Expect Strong 2014 Sales

Sales expected to advance 5.1%, comps 4.8%, according to annual BDO survey.

Bain Warns Luxe Crowd on China Approach

Luxury firms need to act fast if they don’t want the rapidly evolving Chinese consumer to join the ranks of those disillusioned with their brands.

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