Trends and Analysis

Retail

Trends and Analysis

Men Pace Growth in Sock Sales

Overall sales for the category rise 1.7% in 12 months through August.

Consumer Confidence Declined in September

Job growth a concern for consumers.

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Protests Seen Impacting Hong Kong Golden Week

What should usually be one of the biggest shopping weeks of the year has been overshadowed by civil unrest.

Study: Stores Battling Information Overload

E-commerce and digital technology have flooded retailers with customer data, but only a small number have taken the time to utilize it.

ICSC: Weekly Sales Gain 4.1%

Apparel stores among stronger performers.

Study Finds Retailers Lack Mobile Strategies

A disconnect between online retailers and their mobile strategies — or lack thereof — might hurt sales during a fast approaching holiday shopping season.

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Easy, Feminine Looks a Hit in Milan

The Seventies vibe all over the Milan runways this season was a hit with retailers, who praised the designs and a heightened play on Italian craftsmanship.

China's New Consumer Classes

The Chinese consumer has gone global, according to a new book charting the ascendancy of the country’s spenders.

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Calvin Klein Scores in #NYFW Social Race

From Justin Bieber in his Calvins to Ralph Lauren’s #Polo4D show in Central Park, WWD takes a look at the social highlights of New York Fashion Week.

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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