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ICSC: Cheaper Gas Lifts Weekly Sales

Year-over-year sales rise 4.2 percent with sequential gain of 0.6 percent, according to ICSC.

Consumer Confidence Improves Again

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in August for the fourth consecutive month.

Report Finds E-commerce Draws Hedge Funds

The conclusion of the Nasdaq OMX report is contrary to the initial thought that e-commerce would attract traditional growth investors.

Activist Investor Key in Dollar Store War

Dollar stores jockey for their respective negotiating positions in the battle for Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Men's Wear Drives Up Apparel Prices in July

Meanwhile, prices for women’s apparel fell 1.3 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

Consumer Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Five Months

The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in July at the slowest pace in five months, indicating price pressures remain limited even as the economy picks up.

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Currency Pressures Seen Easing in Late 2014

Luxury and fashion brands have been battling currency headwinds for the last year — but balmier days could be ahead.

New Retail Mecca: Lower Manhattan

With sweeping transformation hitting the area, retailing is gaining promise and getting pricier.

Ann Inc. Warning Raises Missy Concerns

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

Growth Markets Quickly Adding Luxury Share

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

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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.

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