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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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Rough Month at Retail and Outlook Tougher

Retailers sharing results Thursday made it clear that both January and the fourth quarter could have been worse and that conditions will remain challenging.

Global Spending to Double by 2025: McKinsey

The global economy and the consuming class will continue to grow by 2025 as worldwide spending increases twofold in the next decade.

Luxe Spending to Grow to $1.2 Trillion

The luxury sector will mainly grow organically in the next decade, according to the a new study by Fondazione Altagamma and Boston Consulting Group.

Consumer Confidence Up Again in January

Jobs outlook for months ahead remains guarded.

Byron Wien's 2014 Predictions

The list of forecasts represents his 29th year of annual predictions for the Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.

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Who Bucked the Downtrend of Lackluster Holiday Season?

The scorecard is in: Retailing had far more losers than winners during holiday 2013.

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2014 Upside Seen for Urban Outfitters, American Eagle

Jefferies analyst Randal Konik upgrades shares of both firms while downgrading youth merchants Abercrombie & Fitch and Aéropostale.

ICSC Reports Strong Christmas Week Sales

Increase of three percent best in December so far.

Consumer Confidence Gains in December

Sentiment ends 2013 stronger than economists predicted.

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Fiber Forecast Mostly Steady for 2014

Price stability, improved demand should buoy sector.

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