Trends and Analysis


Trends and Analysis

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Retailers Weigh Impact of Winter Storm

New York missed the worst of winter storm Juno, which largely passed over the city to pile snow onto New England.

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.

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.

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Teen Retailers Find Comfort in Holiday Sales

Several retailers in need of encouraging news were able to provide some on Thursday, but better sales results often came at the expense of margins.

Bangladesh Imports Decline in November

Vietnam, India and China pick up share.

Indonesia November Retail Sales Up 14.1% on Yearly Basis

The survey of 650 retailers in 10 major cities showed that retail sales on a yearly basis were expected to slow between December and February.

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Third-Party Sales Aid Amazon

Over two million sellers sold upward of two billion items on Amazon last year — comprising 40 percent of all products sold by the e-commerce giant.

IBM: Retail Cyber Attacks, Victims Drop in 2014

Stolen records count drops to about 61 million from 73 million in 2013.

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European Brands Dominate Online Luxury Survey

They appear to have a firm, tightening grip on luxury fashion in cyberspace that's leaving little room for U.S. players.

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China Forecasted to Hold Up, but Japan Soft

The retail sector in China should hold up nicely in the coming year, even against the backdrop of slowing economic growth and a continuing antigraft campaign.

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