Marketing and Consumer Behavior


Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Chinese Tourists Dominate Tax-Free Shopping

Global Blue reports 18 percent rise in Chinese spend in 2014.

December Discounting Bites into New Year Sales

Britain's high street sales grew 2 percent in January.

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London Stores Brace for Tourist Invasion

Harvey Nichols, Selfridges tailor services to foreigners.

German Consumer Sentiment Surges

Survey suggests drop in oil prices is fueling other purchases.

French Shoppers Start Hitting the Sales Again

The country is slowly returning to business-as-usual following the spate of recent terrorist attacks.

Russian Shoppers Shun Dubai Festival

Organizers hope visitors from elsewhere will make up numbers at the annual shopping bonanza.

Tourist Spend Climbs 21.8% in December

Global Blue data underlines a contrast between Russians, Chinese.

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.

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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.

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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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