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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.

Bangladesh Road Map to $50 Billion Cemented With Dialogue at Chittagong

Three-day summit puts focus on areas of change needed for growth.

Parents Turning to Mobile and Stores for Back-to-School Shopping

Study shows 78 percent of parents will use their smartphone for back-to-school shopping this year.

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Big Bucks: Retail’s Top Earners

The WWD list of Retail’s Top 25 Highest-Paid Executives reveals that from a pay perspective, life in the C-suite can be sweet.

Retailers Make Progress Despite First-Half Traffic Slump

Euclid Analytics notes improvements in storefront conversion, bounce rate and duration.

Shoppers at King of Prussia Mall in suburban Philadelphia.

Consumer Spending Malaise Spells Trouble for Retailers

As the second-quarter earnings season heats up, retail sales and earnings results might reveal a weakening consumer spending environment.

NPD: August Growing Into Prime B-t-s Shopping Month

The majority of survey respondents begin and end their seasonal shopping in August.