Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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Hong Kong Protests Pinch Retailers

The pro-democracy demonstrations that have lasted here for just over a month show no sign of coming to an end.

Rent Squeeze Points to Frailty of Spain's Retail Bounce

Many retailers could be forced to shut up shop next year when a 30-year-old regime of below-market-rate rents ends.

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Social Commerce: Wanting, Needing, Loving Online

Wanelo looks to crack the social shopping code.

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WWD CEO Summit: Sarah Quinlan, MasterCard

Investments in e-commerce are allowing department stores to blunt the effects of a sharp move away from shopping in the channel.

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Industry to Dip into New Pools for Leaders

Retailing's next generation of chief executive officers will be more likely to come from the world of technology.

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Europe's Best Days for Premium Denim Still Ahead

The category’s strong status was evidenced at the recent round of fashion weeks.

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Riding Premium Denim's Third Wave

Upscale jeans makers are working hard to rise above the latest wave of premium denim’s 15-year life cycle, rather than be swept up by it.

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Berlin's Jeans Footprint Grows

As the German capital gears up for major expansion and upgrading of shopping malls, denim brands from both sides of the Atlantic are streaming into the city.

New Chinese Consumer Follows Own Taste

In a new book, China Market Research Group managing director Shaun Rein hails a new era of innovation and individualism in the world’s most populous country.

Wal-Mart Vows to 'Win' Holiday

Despite flat same-store sales and lackluster earnings, Wal-Mart today put on its fighting gloves and asserted that it will win the upcoming holiday season.

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Dark Clouds Grow Over Luxury World

A swarm of question marks is hovering over luxury, spooking brands and investors alike about future growth prospects.

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