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Trends and Analysis

Department, Apparel Stores Miss Out on Weekly Sales Pickup

Weekly sales up 2.1 percent from prior week, 3 percent above year-ago mark.

Summer’s Arrival Helps Lift Retail Sales

Weekly sales up 2.7 percent year-on-year and 2.2 percent from prior week, according to The Retail Economist LLC and Goldman Sachs.

Wealthy Swayed By Store Environment

A store’s environment holds substantial power when it comes to the spending habits of wealthy shoppers, according to a new survey.

Myeongdong, Seoul, Korea, MERS

MERS Outbreak Hits South Korean Retail

Department store sales fell 16.5 percent in the first week of June alone compared with last year, according to recent data released by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

French Retail Bosses Critical of Sunday Opening Law

Mall developers say so-called Macron law is insufficient to spur a lackluster consumer market.

Buying More Than Shopping

Customers Seen Buying More Than Shopping

Customers in stores are more prepared to buy, having researched their purchase online.

Ermanno Scervino RTW Fall 2015

Luxury Goods Growth Seen Slowing for Next Decade

Boston Consulting Group predicts that over the next 10 years global sales of luxury goods will grow by single digits, around 4 percent a year, compared with an average of 9 percent over the previous decade.

Real Estate Companies Rethink Use of Retail Space

Real Estate Companies Rethink Use of Retail Space

The real estate giants are having an existential moment, rethinking how to put their square footage to work in a digital age and contending with split-personality retailers wanting to be both bigger and smaller.

Affluent Millennials: Growing in Capital Power

Affluent Millennials are some of the most powerful, influential consumers, study finds.