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Financial

U.S. Consumer Spending Stays Weak

The latest government data confirm what apparel retailers have been experiencing since the beginning of January: Consumer spending remains soft.

Trends and Analysis

Hong Kong Retail Rents Drop as Chinese Shoppers Stop

A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas that just three years ago pipped New York's Fifth Avenue to become the world's most expensive retail real estate.

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

China’s Alibaba Signs Digital Distribution Deal with Music Rights Group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

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People

Desigual Loses Employees in Germanwings Tragedy

Robert Oliver Calvo was one of three Americans killed in the crash. He was on the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf along with coworker Laura Altamira.

A view of the Banana Republic Flagship.

Retail Features

Travel Retail Conference Hails ‘China Century’

The evolving nature of the Chinese consumer and technology were major themes of the Tax Free World Association China’s Century Conference.

Specialty Stores

Frank & Oak Eyeing Pop-Ups

The pop-ups will be in six U.S. cities.

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Trends and Analysis

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Trends and Analysis

Hong Kong Retail Rents Drop as Chinese Shoppers Stop

A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas that just three years ago pipped New York's Fifth Avenue to become the world's most expensive retail real estate.

Direct, Internet and Catalogue

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Direct, Internet and Catalogue

China’s Alibaba Signs Digital Distribution Deal with Music Rights Group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

Marketing and Consumer Behavior

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Marketing and Consumer Behavior

Macy’s in New Plenti Rewards Program

Plenti allows shoppers to earn points at Macy’s, Rite Aid, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, Hulu and Direct Energy and bundle those points to get discounts at any of those seven companies.