Forecasts and Analysis

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Forecasts and Analysis

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Clothing Trumps Jewelry and Tech in Expected Mother’s Day Purchases

Celebrants plan to spend on average $205 this year, a six percent increase over 2015.

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Cuba’s Evolution Into U.S. Tourism Hot Spot, Fashion Apparel Hub to Take Time

Following President Obama’s trip to Cuba last month, there’s been renewed business interest in this country.

Consumer Spending Expected to Grow in Q2

Low pump prices, modest consumer price inflation and positive employment reports add to positive sentiment.

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Tourist Spending Rises 6% in Italy

Tax-free shopping in Italy increased 6 percent in the first two months of the year.

An earlier Easter and higher consumer confidence could boost retail sales.

U.S. Economic Outlook Bright, but Strong Dollar Will Impact Bottom Line

As the European Central Bank decided to cut interest rates to spur economic activity, a report from analysts at S&P Capital IQ noted that the outlook for the U.S. economy “is bright.”

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First Insight Consumer Testing Reveals Value-Driven Fashion Risk Takers

When it comes to men’s fashion, changes in color preferences, patterns and fasteners are just as trend-driven as women’s wear.

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L Brands Seen as Top Specialty Retail Player

L Brands strong balance sheet and market position makes it a “best in class” retailer, according to Fitch Ratings.

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LVMH, Richemont Top List of Biggest Fashion Firms by Market Cap

The fashion apparel, accessories and luxury goods segment is big business – really big.


Solid Fundamentals to Propel U.S. Market

While there are some red flags, economists say the U.S. is in fairly good shape heading into 2016.