Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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The Buckle Inc.: The Year Ahead

The Kearney, Neb.-based specialty store group has been ramping up profits throughout the recession.

M&A Action Perks Up:
The Year Ahead

With markets expected to be more stable in 2010, fashion, retail and beauty observers can expect more merger and acquisition activity.

Target to Bring Message Back to Quality

Target finetunes its advertising as Wal-Mart positions itself as the rock-bottom, low-price retailer.

NRF Panel Bullish on Holiday 2010

NRF forecasts Christmas 2010 will be appreciably better than last year's.

Slight GDP Growth Seen in 2010

Recovery is still weak, but firms appear to be in restocking mode.

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Wave of Store Closings Seen as Firms Reshape

Macy’s revealed it’s shutting down five units over the next two months, and other chains may follow suit.

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Retailers Shoot for Top-line Growth in 2010

After the final big Christmas shopping weekend of the year, retailers are easing out of holiday selling into clearance mode feeling OK about business.

Study: Women to Spend Less on Cosmetics in '10

Purchasing decline of 8.7% projected in AlixPartners study.

The Finish Line Inc.

Finish Line Returns to Profitability

Finish Line's cost controls and positive same-store sales help third-quarter results.

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Stores Push to Recoup Lost Sales

Retailers have no illusions about miracles in the final stretch of a mostly muted holiday season.

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Snow Challenges Northeast Retailers

Retailers may see gift card and internet sales rise because of the snow storm, but there's uncertainty over whether they'll make up lost sales.

M&A Activity Report Shows Slight Lift

Personal care companies have been a rare hot spot in a sluggish year for consumer products mergers and acquisitions.

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