Forecasts and Analysis

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Forecasts and Analysis

Consumer Confidence Rises for Second Straight Month in June

Lagging Expectations Index picks up 8.4 points despite lingering doubts about income prospects.

Study: Retailers Lack Fraud Management Tools for Omnichannel

Instead of fighting fraud by channel, retailers should use holistic cross-channel teams.

Fashion, Retail Industries Impacted by Supply Chain Issues in 2014

A slowdown at West Coast ports, according to the 26th annual State of Logistics Report, had a negative impact on business.

Restaurant Sales Outpacing Fashion

Consumers are spending significantly more money to eat out than they have in the past.

Weekly Sales Log Small Gains

Department, apparel stores remain in shadow of home retailers.

Investors Turn to Cash Instead of Stocks

A looming U.S. interest rate hike, a potential debt default in Greece and a possible bubble in the Chinese equities market are spooking fund mangers.

Weekly Sales Again Come Up Soft

Sequential trend down 2.7 percent while year-on-year results up 2.1 percent, according to The Retail Economist and Goldman Sachs.

Cautious Consumers Drag Sales, But Apparel Poised for Growth

Although households are earning more money and saving it too, consumers are not spending it. But this will likely change over the next few years thanks to Millennials, social media and mobile devices.

China Tops in Emerging Markets Ranking

When it comes to retail opportunities in emerging markets, Asia is tops and China is its crown jewel.