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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.

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.

Scott Tuhy, Moody's, Nordstrom Rack, TJX, Marmaxx, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Ross Stores, Burlington

Moody's Sees Off-Price Impact Building

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

september comps, retailers, financial, Gap Global, old navy, bath & body works, Victoria's Secret

September Comps Better Than Expected

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

China's Luxury Growth Seen Slowing

Euromonitor report notes that the U.S. remains the largest luxury market.

Ebola Seen as Potential Risk for Luxury

In a research note, Barclays charts analogies to the SARS outbreak and warns of a “short, sharp negative impact.”

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.

SEARS, Sears Holdings Corp., Lands End, J.C. Penney, jcp, penney's, Edward S. Lampert, Lampert, q2, second, quarter, earnings, Ullman, Ron Johnson, William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital, Sephora

Sears and J.C. Penney: Two Different Futures

Though both stocks took hits Wednesday, the retailers seem headed in different directions.

NRF Sees Holiday Sales Growth of 4.1%

Increase would top 2013 expansion of 3.1 percent but fall short of post-recession levels.

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