Forecasts and Analysis


Forecasts and Analysis

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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.

Survey: Stores Behind Schedule on Card 'Liability Shift'

The majority of U.S. retailers appear unlikely to meet the October deadline for the transition to chip-enabled credit cards.

Australia Consumer Sentiment Picks Up in January

A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rebounded in January after a sharp fall in petrol prices and better news on employment.

Victoria's Secret, Nike Top Brand Rankings

Kohl’s, Target see drop-offs in customer perception in YouGov ratings.

Holiday Sales Might Exceed Forecasts

ShopperTrak, Customer Growth Partners see higher results than they’d projected.

Online Desktop Sales Up 14.5% for Holiday

Growth rate exceeds ComScore’s forecast from November.

Blackstone's Byron Wien Offers Predictions for 2015

The latest list of forecasts marks Wien’s 30th year of annual predictions.

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Oil Price Drop Has Pluses and Minuses

The oil price collapse in 2014 has been a boon for U.S. consumers and bad news for financial markets.

Gold Expected to Drive Margins in 2015-16

With the dollar rising and the price of oil falling, gold is losing its value, meaning that jewelers can expect to pay less for the precious metal.

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Weaker Currencies Shake Up Luxury

The stronger pound has been a “major headwind” for tourist spending in the U.K., according to a new report.

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