Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

Citi Eyes $10 Billion Smartwatch Market

The study found that 8.2 percent of respondents plan to buy a smartwatch in the next 12 months.

Wal-Mart, Nordstrom Highlight Growth at Goldman Sachs Conference

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. might be very different retailers, but they’re both courting investors with multipronged growth stories.

Wells Fargo Sees 'Sellers' Market' as Retailers Struggle

Attention fashion designers: It's better to both wholesale and retail than to retail alone.

Retail Jobs Report Mixed in August

Specialty chains and department stores trimmed payrolls in August, while discounters added jobs as the nation’s unemployment rate fell slightly.

New Study Rates Fashion Brands' Mobile Sites

Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret, The North Face and Pink are winning in the apparel and accessories mobile space.

Kering Move Weighs Heavily on Safilo Shares

Safilo lost more than 25 percent of its market capitalization on Wednesday, a day after Kering revealed plans to take back control of its eyewear business.

ICSC: Retail Sales Soar 4.8% in Week

Increase is largest since final seven days of 2011.

Confidence, Retail Sales Gain Traction

Better job prospects and cheaper gasoline could be putting consumers in a better mood for shopping as the second half of the retail year gets under way.

ICSC: Cheaper Gas Lifts Weekly Sales

Year-over-year sales rise 4.2 percent with sequential gain of 0.6 percent, according to ICSC.

Consumer Confidence Improves Again

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in August for the fourth consecutive month.

Report Finds E-commerce Draws Hedge Funds

The conclusion of the Nasdaq OMX report is contrary to the initial thought that e-commerce would attract traditional growth investors.

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