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Trends and Analysis

German Consumer Morale Hits 7-Year Peak

The survey published by market research group GfK posted its strongest reading since December 2006.

NRF Trims Retail Sales Forecast After Soft First Half

The National Retail Federation has cut its retail sales forecast for 2014, citing slow growth in the first half of the year.

Study Finds Physical Plus Digital Is Best Retail Strategy

Omnichannel might be the buzz word, but brick-and-mortar still plays the pivotal role in value creation.

Retail Apparel Prices Rise in June

Prices for women’s apparel rose 1.2 percent last month, while prices for men’s apparel increased 0.9 percent.

Russian Tourist Spending Tumbles

Global Blue figures reflect political tensions, weak ruble.

Study Shows Consumers Wary of Retailer Data Protections

The survey by Aite Group and ACI Universal Payments involved responses from consumers in 20 countries seeking their concerns about types of financial fraud.

Slow Growth Seen for B-t-s Spending

Larger budgets for school supplies and electronics will hold increases in back-to-school apparel spending to a minimum this year.

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Retailers Aim to Stay Competitive in Tech

Companies from Nordstrom to Wal-Mart have opened up “labs” to actively grow the next generation of savvy brands from online roots.

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Weary Retailers Battle Weak Demand, Traffic

Price promotions are expected to take a big bite out of second-quarter profits.

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.

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