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Pambianco Study: Armani, Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana Best Suited for IPOs

Investors thirsty for a piece of Italian fashion could have many enticing options if only Italy’s entrepreneurs were a bit less averse to the stock market.

Qatari Shoppers Fuel Pre-Christmas Spending in Britain

Shops in the UK are awash with Qatari money, according to Global Blue.

U.S. economy, GDP, income, spending, consumer spending, retail sales, trade shows

U.S. Economy on Slow Upward Path

Consumer spending and retail sales are expected to grow at a modest pace over the next six months.

ICSC: Post-Turkey Lull Cuts into Sales

Sequential sales pattern off 1.5 percent last week while up 2.9 percent from prior year.

Luxury Sector Adds 200,000 Jobs

A new report tabled with European parliament says sector grew 28 percent from 2010 to 2013.

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Smartphones the Future, but Tablets Drive Sales

A divide has opened up in the fast-growing world of mobile commerce, leaving retailers to wonder whether they should focus on smartphones or tablets.

November Comps Solid, Above Expectations

Gap Inc.’s Old Navy brand and Zumiez Inc. on Thursday wrapped up the month's comparable-sales package with a cheery decorative bow.

Retail Execs Question NRF's Black Friday Data

Just what the industry needed — another controversy in an already unusual and challenging season.

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Cyber Monday Still Growing, but Losing Steam

Cyber Monday might break sales records this year — but the shopping holiday lost some of its momentum amid the influx of promotions that started last week.

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Online Sales Set Black Friday Record

E-commerce sales surpassed the $2 billion mark for the first time on Friday — far outpacing growth seen on Cyber Monday the past few years

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Early Deals Taking Wind Out of Black Friday

Once considered the kickoff for holiday gift shopping and a bellwether for the season, Black Friday is now leaving retailers with less volume potential.

Chinese Consumers Seen Shrugging Off Interest Rate Cut

Consumer confidence will be minimally impacted by the surprise rate cuts unveiled last week by China’s central bank.

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