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Trends and Analysis

Consumer Confidence, Weekly Sales Spring Ahead

Confidence rebounds after fall in February; sequential gain in weekly sales best of year.

Bloomingdale's bag.
Exterior view of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris, France.
Levi's Berlin

Retail Features

Chicago’s Hot Neighborhood: Logan Square

Redfin named it the eighth hottest neighborhood in the country in 2013 and the national real estate broker said its appeal shows no signs of slowing.

Aerie, Yellowberry

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.

A view outside the Macy's store in Herald Square.

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.

Financial

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A selection of Niely products.

Financial

L’Oréal Finalizes Buy of Niely Cosmeticos Group

The French beauty giant, which announced the deal in September, described Niely as the largest independent hair-color and hair-care company in Brazil.

Designer and Luxury

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Joseph Altuzarra

Designer and Luxury

Joseph Altuzarra Among SCAD Headliners

For the 10th installment of SCADstyle, the Savannah College of Art and Design has recruited Joseph Altuzarra, FEED’s Lauren Bush Lauren and Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal to headline some of the five days of festivities.

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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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The American Express Plenti card.

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.