Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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Analysts: Rising Costs to Impact Key Firms

UBS analysts name J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, Dollar Tree, VF among firms exposed to increased expenditures.

inflation,  cotton prices, labor costs, textiles, deflation, transportation, freight,

Fashion Industry Struggles Over Pricing

In fashion circles, inflation already has taken root. Costs are rising in virtually every link of the supply chain.

Specialty Retailers Show Weak Spots in Qtr.

Buckle posted decline for the period, and Aéropostale third-quarter guidance fell below Wall Street's projections.

Sears Cuts Loss

Comp sales down at both Kmart and namesake divisions.

Chico's, Limited See Q2 Gains, Hot Topic Widens Loss

Comps to date at Hot Topic are down 5 percent.

John Craig

Make a New Plan

Retailers adjust their strategies — again — to spur sales.

Maidenform Profits, Guidance Rise

Revenues grow 30.8%, led by boost in volume with mass merchants.

vudu, wal-Mart, smashbox, sherif mityas, a.t. kearney, michelle cherrick, elsa berry

Is Fashion Ready to Break New M&A Ground?

Looking beyond the traditional boundaries of fashion can lead to a big payoff, but also carries risks.

Retailers, Textile Mills Add Jobs

Apparel retailers and manufacturers expanded payrolls in July, but the broader economy continued to suffer.

Avon and Revlon in Advertising Push

Avon and Revlon both report increases in second-quarter sales.

Zara Enters India

Moving fast in the Indian market, Spanish retailer Zara opened three stores in the country within five weeks.


Longines Sees Aggressive Growth

Luxury watch label Longines president Walter von Känel optimistic about 2010 sales prospects.

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