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Better Floor Could See More Fallout

The better floor this year has already experienced several brand exits, and more could follow for fall.

Economy Squeezes Mainstream Moms

Buffeted by the economic storm, the mainstream woman isn't carrying on as usual.

Sourcing Pressures Instigate Change

Several mainstream giants have made significant sourcing changes, reflecting a shift that may cause more companies to reconsider their supply chain models.

Rolex , economy, luxury goods

Bringing Home Six Figures and Fewer Luxuries

About one in five affluent Americans is turning away from indulgence and toward less materialism.

Brand Awareness, Luxe Buying Said on Rise in China

"Consumers in China are just like anywhere else in the world. They have the same aspirations and, increasingly, the same tastes," remarked Edoardo Tocco,...

Study: China Retail May Surpass Japan

China is poised to replace Japan as the world's second-largest retail market by 2012, even as inflation slows some momentum from the consumer giant, a new...

Papell Updates Image

Adrianna Papell has shed its fusty image with fashionable design and a new emphasis on special occasion dresses for night and day.

Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Year Low

Consumer confidence plummeted in June to its lowest level in 16 years amid growing concerns about high prices, falling home values and a tighter job market.

Consumer Confidence Falls in June

Consumer confidence plummeted in June to one of its lowest levels ever amid worries about jobs, rising prices and falling home values.

Coming Under Pressure: Activist Shareholders Target Retailers Again

Target Corp., Dillard's Inc., Chico's FAS Inc., Charming Shoppes Inc., Syms Corp. and Haggar Corp. have faced activist shareholder campaigns.

Women's Wear Prices Drop in May

Overall retail prices rise in month, led by higher energy costs.

Battling a Bumpy Road: Economic Downturn

American retailers aren't alone in feeling the economic crunch, European retailers also are bracing for a tough ride for the second half of the year.

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