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Trends and Analysis

Apple Leads in Mobile Orders

The mobile commerce market is heating up and while Samsung is coming on strong, Apple is still the go-to gateway for shopping on the go.

Political, Economic Uncertainty Weigh on Russian Consumer Spending

Improvements are expected starting in 2017, according to Fondazione Altagamma.

World Cup Lifts U.K. Consumer Spending to Four-Year High

British consumer spending grew at the fastest rate in four years in the second quarter as soccer fans bought more food and drinks in supermarkets and pubs.

U.S. Strip Mall Vacancies Decline in Q2

The national vacancy rate for strip malls was 10.3 percent, down from 10.4 percent in the first quarter and 10.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013.

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Paris Men's Collections Seen as Creative, Salable

Business and pleasure: Paris delivered both in equal measure, according to buyers.

NPD: Plus-size Apparel Sales Rise 4.7%

Women 55 and older lead to largest sales gain in last three years.

Moody's: Stores Still Needed as Online Traffic Grows

Online apparel sales are expected to rise 16 percent by 2016.

ICSC Reports Strong Advance in Weekly Sales

Increase of 4.6% best since 5.3% rise in December 2011.

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E-commerce, Social Brands Seen as 'Patriotic'

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and eBay now viewed as among most patriotic U.S. brands.

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Milan Buyers Cite Rejuvenation

Trends stood out loud and clear on the Milan runways, and this razor-sharp vision and powerful newness left retailers upbeat about prospects for spring.

Weekly Sales Up Strongly, ICSC Says

Year-on-year increase of 4.1% best in over a year.

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