Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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Riding Premium Denim's Third Wave

Upscale jeans makers are working hard to rise above the latest wave of premium denim’s 15-year life cycle, rather than be swept up by it.

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Berlin's Jeans Footprint Grows

As the German capital gears up for major expansion and upgrading of shopping malls, denim brands from both sides of the Atlantic are streaming into the city.

New Chinese Consumer Follows Own Taste

In a new book, China Market Research Group managing director Shaun Rein hails a new era of innovation and individualism in the world’s most populous country.

Wal-Mart Vows to 'Win' Holiday

Despite flat same-store sales and lackluster earnings, Wal-Mart today put on its fighting gloves and asserted that it will win the upcoming holiday season.

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Dark Clouds Grow Over Luxury World

A swarm of question marks is hovering over luxury, spooking brands and investors alike about future growth prospects.

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.

IAF Convention Calls for Innovation, Greater Customer Focus

The event, which took place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, attracted more than 300 delegates to discuss a 12-step agenda of specific industry challenges.

ICSC: Signs of Autumn Boost Apparel Sales

Chain store sales up 3.8 percent from 2013 week but down sequentially.

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.

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