Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

CPI Reports November Apparel Prices

Sales declined in both women’s and men’s categories, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index released Wednesday.

Price Resistance Firms for Holiday

Shoppers appear to be priming the promotional pump this season as they become more assertive about their reluctance to buy products they consider overpriced.

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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.

Christmas, Deloitte, euro zone, economy, holiday, consumer spending, luxury, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain

Ho-Hum Economy Hits European Holiday

With euro zone growth stalling, consumer sentiment is shaky as the region heads into the final week of the holiday selling season.

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Gucci, Coach Tie for Top Spot in L2 Digital Study

Burberry has been dethroned as the most digital brand in L2 Inc.’s Digital IQ Index for fashion.

Qatari Shoppers Fuel Pre-Christmas Spending in Britain

Shops in the UK are awash with Qatari money, according to Global Blue.

U.S. economy, GDP, income, spending, consumer spending, retail sales, trade shows

U.S. Economy on Slow Upward Path

Consumer spending and retail sales are expected to grow at a modest pace over the next six months.

ICSC: Post-Turkey Lull Cuts into Sales

Sequential sales pattern off 1.5 percent last week while up 2.9 percent from prior year.

Airports, Stations Provide Captive Market for Retailers

Airports and train stations are home to ever increasing numbers of retail outlets.

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Smartphones the Future, but Tablets Drive Sales

A divide has opened up in the fast-growing world of mobile commerce, leaving retailers to wonder whether they should focus on smartphones or tablets.

Santa Ana, Orange County, California, retailing, eateries, streetwear brands

Rebranding Orange County's Santa Ana

A new crop of eateries and streetwear brands now call downtown home alongside quinceañera shops and streetcarts selling fried pork rinds.

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