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Trends and Analysis

Milken Institute Global Conference

Big Shift: Execs Talk Turnarounds at Legacy Companies

Can you teach an old company new tricks? Sure, but change doesn’t come easy. CEOs from Land’s End, Best Buy, Campbell and Suntory Holdings talked transformation today at the Milken Institute Global Conference.

Mass affluent consumers tend to be more cautious about spending – especially on higher-priced items.

Mass Affluent Survey Shows Cautious Spenders Who Shun Loyalty Programs

The global survey polled more than 6,000 consumers who are in the top 10 to 15 percent of earners in the U.S. and abroad.

Focusing on the shopper's experience is key.

Think Tank: Three Ways Retailing Is Failing — And How to Fix It

Omnichannel approaches and personalization are a couple of ways that can help improve the shopping experience.

Antony Karabus

Market Demands Omnichannel, But Online Sales Are Eating Up Profits

Online sales is eroding EBITDA by 25 percent.

Project Jacquard, Levis, Google

Smart Apparel and Body Sensors Gaining Ground

Wearable tech is moving beyond fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses.

Consumers in Argentina spend 7.2 percent of total expenditures on apparel.

Analysis Shows Cultural Differences of Consumer Spending in Latin America

Consumers in South America vary in what they spend on apparel, food and housing.

While enjoying their role as parent, new moms also crave their pre-baby days.

Survey Reveals Costs and Habits of Mothers

The survey also included a snapshot of shopping trends for a one-year period that involved over 260,000 products.

Apparel spending showed a 12.6 percent gain in the reported period.

Consumer Spending on Apparel Increases While Health Care Soars

The periods analyzed were July 2013 to June 2014 and July 2014 to June 2015, and do not include the holiday shopping period.

A view outside the Macy's store in Herald Square.

Macy’s Among Top Gainers in Harris ‘Brand Equity’ Survey

Some of the “Brand of the Year” winners include Apple, Google, Fitbit, DSW, kohls.com and TJ Maxx.