Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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European Retail Sales Slow in July

The 18 countries sharing the euro fell 0.4 percent month-on-month.

Spain's Recovery: A Light or a Flicker?

The country is on the cusp of economic growth.

Terrorist Threat Level Jump Doesn’t Deter U.K. Shoppers

For British consumers, it appears that the heightened threat of terrorist strikes isn’t enough to prevent them from keeping calm and going about their shopping.

A&F Changes Strategy as Logos Lose Allure

Abercrombie & Fitch revealed Thursday it is moving away from the logo business, and will eventually exit the category entirely in its North American stores.

Confidence, Retail Sales Gain Traction

Better job prospects and cheaper gasoline could be putting consumers in a better mood for shopping as the second half of the retail year gets under way.

ICSC: Cheaper Gas Lifts Weekly Sales

Year-over-year sales rise 4.2 percent with sequential gain of 0.6 percent, according to ICSC.

Consumer Confidence Improves Again

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in August for the fourth consecutive month.

Report Finds E-commerce Draws Hedge Funds

The conclusion of the Nasdaq OMX report is contrary to the initial thought that e-commerce would attract traditional growth investors.

The Over 50s in Japan and China

Two of Asia’s largest consumer markets face the challenge of rapidly aging populations.

Men's Wear Drives Up Apparel Prices in July

Meanwhile, prices for women’s apparel fell 1.3 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

ICSC Says Apparel Drove Weekly Sales

Year-on-year sales rise 3.5% while sequential results fall 1.3%.

Tourists Buy Less Luxury in Europe

Analysts report a 5.7 percent drop in tourist spending for July.

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