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Trends and Analysis

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Amid Retail Sales Decline, Urban Outfitters Sees Higher Price Points

Weekly sales have now declined for a third straight week.

How Retailers Can Limber Up Their Business Models: Accenture

The consultancy suggested retailers become more adaptive as they seek to limber up inflexible operating structure.

Jean Charles de Castelbajac posted this image on his Instagram account following the Nice attack, which spurred a flood of messages from designers and retailers expressing support for France.

Europe Weighs Economic Impact of Weekend’s Terrorist Attack, Coup Attempt

The events have dashed the fragile hopes for recovery in those sectors.

Department Store Sales Rise, but Apparel Stores Lag

Specialty stores posted a decline despite growth in many other retail sectors in June.

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Can Pokémon (and AR) Save the Malls?

Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said retailers “must go for Pokémon Go” and the AR craze can “unlock the mall’s problems.”

Customer Growth Partners sees a slowdown in b-t-s spending this year.

Forecaster Calls for 3.3% ‘Sluggish’ Growth for 2016 Back-to-School Season

The year-over-year gain reflects a slowdown from the past two seasons, noted Customer Growth Partners in its 16th annual b-t-s forecast report.

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Retailers’ Fourth of July Weekend: No Firecracker

Retailers for the most part didn’t see as much of a traffic lift as Memorial Day weekend.

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Cadogan Estate Keeps Brexit in Perspective as It Notches Double-Digit Gains

The property owner is undeterred by Britain’s planned exit from the EU.

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Outlook Dimming for Retail in the Second Half

Analysts are losing confidence in retailers for the second half of this year, causing many to trim their outlooks for the group.