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Technology

Destination XL Group Taps DynamicAction for Retail, Consumer Experience Solution

The platform aims to help the retailer create a deeper “customer-centric” approach to its business.

clock September 22, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

Adyen Research Reveals Key Consumer Traits of Generation Z

The payments platform provider surveyed consumers to learn about shopping behavior.

clock September 22, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

NPD says back-to-school season runs from July through September.

Retail

NPD: Mass Merchants are Winners in B-t-s Sales

NPD said the back-to-school selling season runs from July through September.

clock August 30, 2017Vicki M. Young

Tiffany & Co.’s branded barricades on Fifth Ave. in partnership with NYPD.

Retail

Tiffany & Co.’s Q2 Top Line Buoyed by Wholesale Diamond Sales

Wholesale sales offset a decline in comparable-store sales.

clock August 25, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz and Kali Hays

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Business Features

Think Tank: Litigation Trends Brands Need to Know Now to Mitigate Risk

Giuliano Iannaccone and Gina Piazza, from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, share their insights on current legal cases.

clock August 23, 2017Giuliano Iannaccone and Gina Piazza

Wal-Mart is looking to improve its online business.

Retail

A Strong Dollar: Analyst Pricing Study Puts Dollar General Ahead of Peers, Wal-Mart

Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom’s pricing study focused on dollar stores and “middle-market” retailers, which included Target Corp.

clock August 21, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Greg Petro

Business Features

First Insight CEO Says Understanding Consumer Behavior Is Key to Retail Success

Greg Petro, founder and chief executive officer of First Insight, shares his thoughts on the retail market.

clock August 21, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

Consumer Confidence Increases Across Markets

The Nielsen Consumer Optimism Index tracked a rise in spending due to a variety of factors.

clock August 18, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Details at Gucci Fall 2017

Designer and Luxury

Millennials Drive Up Luxury Accessory Sell-Outs

Data collected by Edited analyzed the consumer behavior that’s influencing the luxury category.

clock August 18, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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Activewear

Analytics Firm Sees Ath-leisure Trend Driving U.K. Sports Market 8% This Year

GlobalData said in a research report that the trend will push sales to 2.5 billion pounds.

clock August 15, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Financial

Despite Bumpy Stock Performance, Off-Price Well-Positioned for Second Half

As the threat of Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe looms, investor interest shifts at retail.

clock August 15, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Rebecca Minkoff meet and greet at Nordstrom

Retail

As Market Moves to 50% Online Sales, Retailers Need to Respond — With Service in Mind

Antony Karabus, chief executive officer of HRC Retail Advisory, explains.

clock August 10, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Chinese shoppers walk past a Cartier display in Beijing.

Business Features

Think Tank: Building Trust and Loyalty With Localization

Juliana Pereira, senior director of marketing at Smartling, shares insights about improving customer engagement.

clock August 9, 2017Juliana Pereira

Weekly sales see a boost by b-t-s spending.

Financial

As B-t-s Spending Drives Weekly Sales Up, American Eagle Seen as Season’s Winner

The Retail Economist-Goldman Sachs Weekly Retail Sales Index rose 2.4 percent this past week.

clock August 8, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Technology

HP’s New POS System Buckles Down on Security Threats

The Elite POS features a revamped design and new functionality to accelerate shopper checkouts.

clock August 2, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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