Trends and Analysis

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Trends and Analysis

David Harouche, founder of Multimedia Plus.

In-store Training Aims to Bolster Sales, Create Loyal Shoppers

Multimedia Plus offers video modules on iPads for training sales associates.

No Spending Boost From China’s Double Holiday

Retailers in Hong Kong continued to suffer from a lack of Chinese shoppers.

Report: ‘Perfect Storm’ Brewing for Canadian Retail

In his 2015 Canadian Apparel Yearbook, Trendex North America President Randy Harris forecasts tough times ahead for Quebec’s fashion industry, as well as luxury retailers coming to Canada.

NRF: More Retailers Being Hit by Organized Retail Crime

NRF study reveals that financial losses to retailers from organized crime are significant.

Ties made in Brooks Brothers’ Long Island City factory in Queens, N.Y.

Made in America Finds a Retail Path

A domestic approach is embraced by some stores.

Shoppers Em Quarter

Thai Malls Pursue Expansion Despite Slowing Economy and Bombing

New malls are sprouting up, banking on continued increases in tourism from regions like China.

Illustration: All wrapped up

What Market Volatility Means for Fashion Apparel and Retail Stocks

Just as fashion apparel retailing was staging what looked like a comeback, jittery investors came along and threw a wrench into the works.

Retail Sales Flat for Week

Apparel demand remains “soft” as home and building retailers continue to lead.

NRF: B-t-s Shopping Continues at Lethargic Pace

Trade association survey says fewer than one in eight households have completed their buying for new school year.