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Survey Says Shoppers in Stores Just ‘Want to Be Left Alone’

HRC Retail Advisory polled 2,900 consumers in North America.

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Macy's on Herald Square in ManhattanMacy's on Herald Square in Manhattan, New York, America - 07 Jan 2016After a disappointing 2015, Macy's plans to restructure its business and eliminate more than 4,500 positions. The retailer announced the locations of 36 stores closing across the U.S.

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Herald Square Draws More Than Two Million Visitors Annually

The birth of the retail center dates back to 1902 when Macy’s moved to 34th Street and Broadway from 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.

clock March 15, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Deloitte study says price-based and high-end retailers are doing well.


Consumer Income Shifts Cause of Retail Pain

Deloitte study concludes high-end and value retailers are doing well, with those in the middle the ones that are suffering the most.

clock March 14, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Salesfloor Offers Associate App to Retail SMBs

The app is designed to create a more personalized shopping experience for consumers.

clock March 7, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Brexit Britain Sees Lackluster Spending From Consumers as Uncertainty Looms

Barclays reports half of consumers worry what the outcome of the negotiations will mean to their spending.

clock March 6, 2018Alice Coy

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Steady Sales, Tight Inventories Leading to Better Gross Margins

Retail analysts at Telsey Advisory Group also see launches of more exclusive and limited collections.

clock March 6, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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H&M, Asos and Zara Top List of Most Visited E-commerce Sites

Online marketing firm SEMrush said traffic to the top fashion apparel site rose over 11 percent this year.

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Retailers Praise Tax Reform, but Fret Over Competitive Forces

The BDO survey polled 100 c-level executives about the economy, challenges and opportunities.

clock February 14, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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U.S. Government Says Outdoor Recreation Industry Growth Outpaces GDP

The data supports what analysts have noted about consumers pursuing more experiential-related purchases.

clock February 14, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Millennials do online research before they commit to making a purchase.

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When It Comes to Millennials’ Fashion Buys, Price and Convenience Trump Sustainability

The LIM College research showed that respondents cited price and value as well as ease of use as the top purchasing decision factors.

clock February 13, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8771916f)Shoppers browse through the vast selection of merchandise at the grand opening of the first Macy's Backstage in Georgia at Macy's Gwinnett Place Mall on in Duluth, GaMacy's Backstage Gwinnett Place Mall Grand Opening, Duluth, USA - 29 Apr 2017

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Despite Stock Market Volatility, Retail Segment Is on Solid Footing

A strong U.S. economy bodes well for fashion apparel retailers.

clock February 12, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Shoppers at Aventura shopping mall in Miami.

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Think Tank: Taking the Temperature of Retail in 2018

Lauren Leach, director at Conway MacKenzie, shares her insights on the state of retail.

clock February 9, 2018Lauren Leach


In Price Fight Between Walmart and Amazon, Bentonville Wins

Researchers at LendEDU priced 50 “commonly bought products” online.

clock February 2, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz



What Shopping Centers Could Look Like in 2030

Mall operators and developers could have a bright future provided they successfully evolve the shopping mall format.

clock January 30, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Think Tank: Wake Up to the Sleeping Trend 

Lisa Reiner, managing director, Europe and Asia-Pacific, of Beanstalk, explains.

clock January 22, 2018Lisa Reiner

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