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Trends and Analysis

Brendan Sullivan

VF Corp.’s Brendan Sullivan Says In-store Experience Tied to Brand Success

Brendan Sullivan, vice president of direct to consumer at VF Corp., thinks that the in-store experience is critical to a brand’s success — on and off-line.

Buccellati store in Chicago on East Oak Street.

Luxury Retailers Flocking to Chicago’s Gold Coast

Dior and Versace plan to open on North Rush Street, Giorgio Armani and La Perla recently relocated to Oak Street and Fendi is said to be scouting locations on Oak Street.

The Runway at Playa Vista project.

Retail Making Strong Comeback in Los Angeles

New construction and burgeoning hot spots are polishing the city’s luster.

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.