Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Retail

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Tourist Spend in U.K. Falls 3% in 2014

The month of December was more upbeat, with spending up 11 percent on the same month in 2013.

Christmas, holiday, sales, what's hot, activewear, David Jaffe, Ascena Retail Group, Dress Barn, Maurices, Catherines, Lane Bryant, Justice, Randi Sonenshein, Stage Stores, Frozen, Clutches, boots, tech accessories

Holiday Countdown: Shoppers Turn Out, but Retailers Still Wary

Better weather and consumers getting more serious about buying gifts gave a modest lift to retailers last week.

Digital Kiosks Fuse In-Store and Online Shopping

Simon Property Group and eBay Inc. have started to collaborate on creating technologies that spur traffic and improve the shopping experience in malls.

holiday2014, Thanksgiving Day, black friday, cyber monday, retail, sales, Macy’s, Macys, Bloomingdale's, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, L&T, Bon-Ton, Target Corp, Terry Lundgren, shopping, markdowns, promotions, ecommerce, e-commerce, NRF, merchandising

Retailers Grapple With Shifting Holiday Patterns

Gains seen from the four-day Thanksgiving stretch weren’t enough to ease concerns about profit margins — nor how the season will play out come Dec. 25.

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Black Friday Takes Hold in U.K.

Britain’s biggest Black Friday yet has unleashed a storm of deep discounting, and while some deals are for VIP customers only, most are for anyone and everyone.

teen retailers, product offerings, brand, loyalty, mobile, smartphones, social media, digital, Abercrombie & Fitch, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, American Eagle Outfitters,

Fixing the Angst Among Teen Retailers

Getting the attention of increasingly distracted young people gets harder each quarter.

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Age of Omnichannel Arrives Across Retail

A series of tech advancements look to link the online and offline experiences in a real way — more than just arming sales associates with iPads.

Ferguson Protesters: 'Boycott Black Friday'

The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition has asked consumers to show their respect for Brown and abstain from shopping Thanksgiving weekend.

Marshal Cohen, NPD, Fashion Without Limits: Changing the Face of Fashion, Syracuse Universit, Emme, Aimee Cheshire, heygorgeous.com, Liz Black, P.S. It’s Fashion, Susan Moses, Todd Conover, Jeffrey Mayer,

Panel Laments Plus-size Challenge

Some $12 billion to $14 billion worth of business is lost each year due to not servicing the full-figured customer.

Wired Retail Conference Returns to London

The worlds of social media, e-commerce and online content are becoming increasingly intertwined, delegates argued Monday.

A Mall So Empty You Can Roll a Quarter Across and Not Hit Anyone

Built 24 years ago by a former subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corp., Steeplegate is one of about 300 U.S. malls facing a choice between re-invention and oblivion.

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