Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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Fiber Forecast Mostly Steady for 2014

Price stability, improved demand should buoy sector.

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Study Finds Nordstrom Again Top Fashion Retailer

U.S. consumers named Nordstrom, Kohl's and Macy's as their favorite fashion stores in Market Force's year-end retail preference study.

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Retailers Banking on Next 10 Days

Though Christmas has passed, retailers have dived into clearance mode in a make-or-break final chapter to a strange and challenging holiday season.

Prada's Patrizio Bertelli Bullish on 2014

Bertelli lamented the “sale bargains and markdowns” that are pervasive in the U.S., while also expressing confidence about his firm’s prospects for 2014.

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Benetton Looks to Future With New Business Model

Alessandro Benetton also revealed that he plans to dismiss several brands in an effort to further develop the potential of the core United Colors of Benetton.

Report Cites Slowdown in China's Luxury Spending

Bain & Co. estimates that luxury sales in Mainland China grew by just 2 percent in 2013, compared with 7 percent growth a year earlier.

World Output to Grow By 3% in 2014, Says U.N.

Growth in global trade is also expected to expand next year by 4.7 percent, up from this year’s 2.3 percent.

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Number 8: A Rusty Recovery

Big swings in consumer confidence, job growth and consumption in emerging markets contributed to a complex international economic web this year.

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U.S. Economy Could Boost Business

Economists and retail analysts expect moderate growth in consumer spending and retail sales heading into the first half of 2014.

Giorgio Armani Tops Pambianco List

Each year, the consulting firm Pambianco Strategie di Impresa ranks the top 50 Italian fashion and luxury goods firms that have the requisites to go public.

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Europeans Expected to Boost Holiday Spending

Shoppers in 18 countries, mostly in Eastern and Western Europe, are ready to increase their budgets for the end-of-period for the first time since 2008.

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Cyber Monday Strong, but Growth Slows

The shopping day lost some steam versus a year ago as merchants focused on the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Monday.

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