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Americas at Forefront of Growing Retail Property Market

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s report, New York’s Fifth Avenue is the world’s most expensive retail location.

Europe's Luxury Sector Enters Subdued Era

Bernstein Research predicts mid single-digit growth through 2018.

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U.S. Cold Snap Deepens Concerns Over Holiday

The coldest temperatures since the winter of 2013 blew through the Northeast and Midwest last weekend.

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The United States of Luxury

With the Chinese market cooling and Europe in the doldrums, the U.S. is looking more like the luxury El Dorado it used to be.

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Talking 'Tomorrow's China' at Ruyi 2014 France-Chinese Fashion Summit

China's reputation as the "factory of the world" is due for an upgrade if insight shared at the summit is anything to go by.

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Holiday Blues Already? Stores' Worries Grow

U.S. retailers' fight for the consumer’s dollar is only getting more heated as the push for holiday sales is already reaching a frenzy.

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Global Economic Outlook Clouded With Uncertainty

A big question mark hangs over growth prospects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next six months.

Fears Grow Over West Coast Ports as Comps Hit

Retailers already concerned about weak demand as they head into the critical holiday season have a new concern: limited supply.

Ann Inc. Expects Q3 Comp Decline

Sees "continued challenges" in retailing in fourth quarter.

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WWD CEO Summit: Sarah Quinlan, MasterCard

Investments in e-commerce are allowing department stores to blunt the effects of a sharp move away from shopping in the channel.

Consumer Morale Improves in Germany

Market research group GfK said shoppers feel more confident and willing to spend.

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