Trends and Analysis

Retail

Trends and Analysis

Retailers Voice Concerns Over Scottish Independence

Higher prices in an independent Scotland are among executives’ worries.

Alibaba Resellers Challenge Brands

A series of studies has warned brands about the dangers of one of the Chinese e-tailer’s core business streams: daigou agents.

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Luxury in China: An Analyst's View

HSBC equity analyst Erwan Rambourg elaborates on his confidence in China in a new book, “The Bling Dynasty.”

Wal-Mart, Nordstrom Highlight Growth at Goldman Sachs Conference

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. might be very different retailers, but they’re both courting investors with multipronged growth stories.

Wells Fargo Sees 'Sellers' Market' as Retailers Struggle

Attention fashion designers: It's better to both wholesale and retail than to retail alone.

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Gap Inc.'s Athleta Steps Up Expansion

With competition heating up, the brand is accelerating store openings and product innovation, and raising its profile.

Retail Jobs Report Mixed in August

Specialty chains and department stores trimmed payrolls in August, while discounters added jobs as the nation’s unemployment rate fell slightly.

New Study Rates Fashion Brands' Mobile Sites

Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret, The North Face and Pink are winning in the apparel and accessories mobile space.

Apparel Imports Post Declines

Apparel imports from Cambodia, Bangladesh and Indonesia posted significant declines in shipments to the U.S. in July

Activewear Drives Apparel Gains

Figures released by The NPD Group show that activewear's strength has spelled the difference between an up and down year for U.S. apparel sales.

European Retail Sales Slow in July

The 18 countries sharing the euro fell 0.4 percent month-on-month.

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