Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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Ann Inc. Warning Raises Missy Concerns

Retailer’s second-quarter troubles shift spotlight from better same-store sales in July.

Consumer Discretionary Turns Hot With ETFs Showing Biggest Shift

Money is starting to flood into exchange-traded funds that focus on media and retail companies.

South Korea July Consumption Recovers

South Korea's key private consumption indicators improved in July giving Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan an early boost.

Mexican Consumer Confidence Index Unexpectedly Declined in July

Mexico’s consumer confidence index unexpectedly declined in July, signaling that the economy is struggling to recover from the weakest growth in four years.

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B-t-s: Brick and Mortar Wins, But Discounts Are Key

Surveys by Accenture, Brand Keys and Deloitte offer a glimpse into how the back-to-school selling season could shape up.

Growth Markets Quickly Adding Luxury Share

McKinsey report anticipates nearly a third of luxury apparel to be consumed in developing markets by 2025.

Singapore's Great Sale That Wasn't: China Tourists Stay Away

Singapore’s retailers, already facing growing regional competition, are under the most pressure since the Asian financial crisis.

German Jobless, Retail Data Point to Strong Domestic Economy

German unemployment dropped more than expected in July and retail sales climbed in June.

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Vestiaire Collective Releases Counterfeit Study

According to the report, 61 percent of female online-marketplace shoppers have been misled into purchasing counterfeit designer goods.

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.

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