Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

Brand Keys: Gap Grows Between What Customers Want and What Brands Deliver

J. Crew, Nike, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Whole Foods,, Costco and Dick’s topped the survey.

Gas Savings Seen Boosting Fashion, Eventually

A Jefferies survey found that 55 percent of people expect to spend their savings from the pump on discretionary purchases.

Industry Figures Caught Up in Swiss Bank Leaks

The individuals whose accounts are listed range from Valentino Garavani and Diane von Furstenberg to Elle Macpherson.

Study Analyzes Firms' Profit by Segment

Wells Fargo analyst team quantifies weakness at Urban Outfitters.

January Comps Surpass Expectations

Stores helped by easy weather-related comparisons from 2014 month.

Germans Expected to Spend More in 2015

GFK research suggests consumption to grow 1.5 percent in 2015.

France to See Timid 2015 Recovery

Consumer spending seen lifting the economy due to cheap oil.

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Russian Downturn to Hit High-end Luxury

New report predicts the first quarter will be a tough one.

Consumer Confidence Jumps in January

The Index is now at 102.9 from 93.1 last month.

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Winter Storm Juno's Economic Impact

Inconvenient mess, but timing of storm should lessen retail blow.

Luxury Shoppers Expected to Spend $1.01 Trillion by 2021

This data, as well as identifying consumers and their shopping habits, was a focus of the “Altagamma Consumer and Retail Insight” forum held in Milan.

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