Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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Global Economic Outlook Clouded With Uncertainty

A big question mark hangs over growth prospects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next six months.

Fears Grow Over West Coast Ports as Comps Hit

Retailers already concerned about weak demand as they head into the critical holiday season have a new concern: limited supply.

Ann Inc. Expects Q3 Comp Decline

Sees "continued challenges" in retailing in fourth quarter.

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WWD CEO Summit: Sarah Quinlan, MasterCard

Investments in e-commerce are allowing department stores to blunt the effects of a sharp move away from shopping in the channel.

Consumer Morale Improves in Germany

Market research group GfK said shoppers feel more confident and willing to spend.

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Jeans Market Looks to Reignite Demand

Women’s jeans consumption continues to fall, with retailers working down their inventory positions contributing to a decline in sales.

ICSC: Weekly Sales Trend Slows

Overall sales gain of 2.1% lowest in nearly five months.

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Dark Clouds Grow Over Luxury World

A swarm of question marks is hovering over luxury, spooking brands and investors alike about future growth prospects.

Students and Their Families Drive Chinese Tourist Spending in London

Global Blue said that tax-free spending by visitors from China and Hong Kong was up 10 percent year-on-year in September.

Luxury Seen Growing 2% in 2014

The luxury goods sector continues to grow, although at a more moderate pace, according to the most recent study by Bain & Co. and Fondazione Altagamma.

German Economic Slowdown Spares Retailers

The country’s fashion sector is so far maintaining its ground — even if it isn’t growing that fast.

Customer Priorities, Store Functions Spell Online Mismatch

OrderDynamics finds few retailers addressing shoppers' leading omnichannel desires.

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