Holiday shoppers in New York.


B-t-s Results Reveal Insights Into Upcoming Holiday Sales

A recent report by ContentSquare illustrated the state of the market for this year’s back-to-school season — here’s what the findings might mean for holiday.

clock August 29, 2017Lauren Olsen

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Leveraging Personalization: Executive Insights on the Paramount Feature

Maribeth Ross, senior vice president of marketing at Monetate discusses the future of the functionality.

clock August 28, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

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Valentine’s Day Spending Expected to Drop After Multiyear Climb

After three years on the rise, total sales for the romantic holiday are expected to drop by more than $1 billion.

clock February 1, 2017Kali Hays

Holiday shoppers in New York.


Holiday Shoppers Spend More Than They Planned

An ICSC survey found holiday shoppers spent $711 last year, $27 more than in 2015.

clock January 3, 2017Evan Clark

Hong Kong, China


Hong Kong Sees Little Cheer in Christmas Sales

Initial feedback has been mixed, with some stores expecting flat sales and others reporting declines as they conclude another lackluster year of trading.

clock December 30, 2016Tiffany Ap

Helmut Lang’s angora rabbit hair and nylon sweater.

Fashion Trends

Trend 2017: Seven Chic Winter Sweaters

Who says holiday sweaters have to be ugly? Here are eight chic options for winter.

clock December 30, 2016Emily Mercer

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More Holiday Cheer: Starwood’s Retail Properties Lifted by Late Shopping

Procrastinators and a late Hanukkah fueled better mall traffic in the past several days.

clock December 28, 2016David Moin



Holiday Retail Outlook and Consumer Attitudes Brighten

Strong post-Christmas turnout at stores and consumer confidence levels are elevating expectations for fourth-quarter sales.

clock December 28, 2016David Moin

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Wallet-style Bags, Jeans Among Top Amazon-Bought Gifts

Levi’s jeans, a Fossil wallet and a Kate Spade bag were the fashion winners, while the Amazon Echo won overall on this holiday.

clock December 27, 2016Maghan McDowell

Holiday shoppers at the Mall of America on Friday.


Retail Report Card: Smoother Ending to Choppy Holiday Season

Hard goods outshined fashion in a holiday season that came on strong late.

clock December 27, 2016David Moin

Holiday shoppers at the Mall of America last Friday.


Retail Report Card: Last-Minute Shopping, Gift Cards, Post-Christmas Promotions Lifting Holiday Season

It’s been a season for hard goods, which have outperformed apparel sales.

clock December 26, 2016David Moin

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UPS Inks Deal With Optoro, Readies for 5.8M Packages to Be Returned

UPS also said its National Returns Day will be on Jan. 5.

clock December 21, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Analysts expect deeper discounts at retail this week.


Deeper Promotions This Week Will Mitigate Margin Tailwinds

Expect intense discounting this week as retailers seek more share-of-wallet from last-minute shoppers.

clock December 20, 2016Vicki M. Young

Shoppers were out at the stores, and using their phones to price check.


Super Saturday Weekend: Good, but Not ‘Super’

Discounts are expected to be deeper in this last week leading to the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday celebrations.

clock December 19, 2016Vicki M. Young

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Shoppers Mostly Brush Away Storm, Frigid Temps in Holiday Home Stretch

The seasonal weather forecast for the East Coast this coming week compared to last year’s unusually warm weather “bodes well” for the last shopping week before the holiday.

clock December 18, 2016Arthur Friedman

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