Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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Online Apparel Sales Predicted to Reach $45B

Forrester study sees clothing, accessories and footwear becoming clear e-commerce leaders.

Retail Stocks Reach New Highs

The S&P Retail Index inched up 0.4 percent Monday to 436.89 — a level not seen since December 2007.

Retail Hires Up in Feb.

U.S. Labor Department said apparel retailers increased staffing levels in February for the second month in a row, hiring 7,200 workers.

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Renewed Demand Removes Chill from Feb. Sales

Stores post best same-store sales results in more than two years.

February Comps Gain Despite Weather

Severe winter storms limit positive effects of uptick in demand, interest in spring.

Fed Report Shows Slow Retail Pickup

The retail outlook in most parts of the U.S. improved mildly in late January and throughout February, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book.

Snow Seen Hitting Same-Store Sales

Retailers in February battled snow more than cautious consumers.

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Fashion's Pricing Power Taking a Hit

Global competition represents a growing peril to luxury prices, according to Richard D’Aveni, author of "Beating the Commodity Trap."

RILA Forms Retail Litigation Center

RLC will focus on legal issues on state and federal elvels.

Organized Retail Crime Seen on the Rise

RILA “Current Crime Trends” survey cites uptick in activity in January.

Justice retail concept, second quarter earnings,

Dress Barn Returns to Profit

Specialty retailer Dress Barn reported net earnings of $21.1 million for the second quarter ended Jan. 23.

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A Tough Time Seen Ahead for Europe

European retailers are bracing for a see-saw recovery at best, and at worst a double-dip recession.

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