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The Milan skyline, with new skyscrapers in the Porta Nuova district

Milan Tops List of Shopping Destinations, Study Finds

According to research by SEA — the operator of the Italian business capital’s principal airports — and consulting firm Pambianco Strategie di Impresa, Milan is the world’s top fashion and luxury goods shopping destination.

Prom Spending Expected to Rise

According to data compiled by Statista, average prom spending dollars declined last year to $978 per household from $1,139 in 2013.

European Consumer Confidence Rises

The consumer climate in Europe significantly improved in the first quarter of 2015, according to the the GfK's Consumer Climate Europe study released Tuesday.

National Retail Federation Forms Research Center

The Washington, D.C.-based trade organization said it has formed the Retail Research and Analysis Center.

Weekly Sales Growth Decelerates

Retail Economist, Goldman Sachs report year-on-year increase of 2.5 percent.

Millennials Demand Better Service

When it comes to customer service and Millennial shoppers, retailers need to step up their game, according to a recent survey from Conversion Research.

Consumer Confidence, Weekly Sales Spring Ahead

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

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.

Malls, Retailers Adapt to Digital World

The death of the mall has been much foretold.