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Trends and Analysis

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.

Students and Their Families Drive Chinese Tourist Spending in London

Global Blue said that tax-free spending by visitors from China and Hong Kong was up 10 percent year-on-year in September.

IAF Convention Calls for Innovation, Greater Customer Focus

The event, which took place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, attracted more than 300 delegates to discuss a 12-step agenda of specific industry challenges.

ICSC: Signs of Autumn Boost Apparel Sales

Chain store sales up 3.8 percent from 2013 week but down sequentially.

Luxury Seen Growing 2% in 2014

The luxury goods sector continues to grow, although at a more moderate pace, according to the most recent study by Bain & Co. and Fondazione Altagamma.

German Economic Slowdown Spares Retailers

The country’s fashion sector is so far maintaining its ground — even if it isn’t growing that fast.

Customer Priorities, Store Functions Spell Online Mismatch

OrderDynamics finds few retailers addressing shoppers' leading omnichannel desires.

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Moody's Sees Off-Price Impact Building

Expects channel's market share in apparel and footwear to approach 10% in three years.

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September Comps Better Than Expected

Two reports out on Thursday were projecting an uptick in consumer spending for holiday.

H&M, Zara Brand Values on Rise

While tech firms dominated the top 10 of Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands for 2014, a number of fashion firms also made the list.

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