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Trends and Analysis

China’s Central Bank Hopes to Boost New Year’s Retail

The bank has pumped more than $230 million into the economy in hopes of stimulating consumption.

New Yorker brave the snow.

Rough January for Retailers as Same-Store Sales Expected to Slow

Retailers got a double-whammy in January, according to a same-store sales preview by Thomson Reuters.

China’s VAT Refund Program Sees Sluggish Start

While seen as potentially boosting luxury goods sales in China, few stores are pushing the tax refund program.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods Stock Gains on Sports Authority Woes

Dick’s Sporting Goods stands to gain if Sports Authority closes stores.

Jack Zahran, president, Pinkerton

Pinkerton on Terror Risk: The Cost of Doing Nothing is Increasing

Jack Zahran discusses how and why global threats are changing, and what retailers can do to assess the risk of a terrorist attack.

The unemployment line.

Plunging Oil Prices Hurting Certain Retailers

Plunging oil prices are affecting retailers located in oil-producing states.


ICR Conference Gets Under Way in Orlando

Apparel and retail brands will be presenting at the ICR Conference in Orlando, beginning on Monday.

Anna Raimondo of Smith and Adhiombe Luwers of Galago

Johannesburg Celebrates Local Design With New Retail Concepts

The weakening rand and a string of new retail developments is boosting business for local designers.

Holiday Shoppers in Midtown NYC

Happy Holiday as Retail Sales Grow More Than Expected

Holiday retail sales grew more than the experts had forecast according to MasterCard.