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Business Features

WWD Viewpoint: Eddie Lampert and the Saga of Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. is having a tough time. But its ceo and chairman, Eddie Lampert, is not.

clock June 18, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Mens Retail Business

Father’s Day Spending Expected to Hit $15.3 Billion This Year

This figure is down marginally from the $15.5 billion spent last year.

clock May 30, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Retail

Business Leaders Join New Influencer Network

A diverse group of retailers, investors, tech experts and industry analysts have been invited to participate in the network.

clock May 9, 2018David Moin

Donald. J. TrumpDonald Trump signs the 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017', Washington, USA - 11 Apr 2018United States President Donald. J. Trump listens to victims' stories before signing bill 'H.R. 1865', the 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017' at The White House in Washington, DC, USA, 11 April 2018. With Trump are victims and family members of victims of online sex trafficking and members of the Congress.

Government and Trade

Retail Execs Meet With Trump at White House

The National Retail Federation said the brief talk was “constructive.”

clock April 11, 2018Kali Hays

Donald J. TrumpTrump places tariffs on Chinese imports, Washington, USA - 22 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a presidential memorandum targeting what the White House termed 'China?s economic aggression' in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 22 March 2018. China is threatening retaliation for the tariffs on $50 billion US dollars (40 billion euros) of Chinese imports, sparking further fears of a trade war.

Government and Trade

Trump’s New China Tariffs Roil Retail, Fashion Groups

The industry sees its much-loved tax cuts slipping away with the strong possibility that new tariffs will hit apparel.

clock March 22, 2018Kali Hays

President Donald Trump shows off the tax bill after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 22 Dec 2017

Government and Trade

No Timeline for Amending Mistakes in Tax Reform Bill

Retailers could be stuck with worse tax write-offs, and related cash-flow problems, for a while.

clock March 12, 2018Kali Hays

Donald J. TrumpUS President Donald J. Trump signs a presidential proclamation on tariffs, Washington, USA - 08 Mar 2018US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks before signing a presidential proclamation on steel and aluminum tariffs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 08 March 2018. President Trump is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. A decision to impose the tariffs on Canada or Mexico will not be decided until negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Fashion Scoops

Retail, Fashion Industries Worried by New Trump Tariffs

Industry groups aren’t up for a “trade war” that may well have broad effects.

clock March 8, 2018Kali Hays

Otherland's Valentine's Day Candle collection.

Beauty Features

Who Needs Cupid? Beauty Industry Aims at Self-Purchase to Sweeten Valentine’s Day Sales

No sweetheart is no problem for this year’s crop of Valentine’s Day beauty gift ideas as the holiday is expected to rack up 7 percent sales gains over last year.

clock February 12, 2018Faye Brookman

Technology

NRF Hires Cybersecurity Expert

Cybersecurity is a big threat to retailers and their customers.

clock February 9, 2018David Moin

Retail

NRF Outlook: 2018 Retail Sales Will Be Up Mid-Single Digits

This year could be a good one for retailers with sales gains potentially topping last year’s.

clock February 8, 2018David Moin

U.S. President Donald J. Trump arrives for the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC.State of The Union address, Washington DC, USA - 30 Jan 2018This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress.

Government and Trade

Trump’s State of the Union Leaves Retail, Fashion Groups Wanting Specifics

Trump managed to do little but retrod old ground in a near-record-breaking hour-and-20-minute address.

clock January 31, 2018Kali Hays

Technology

An ‘Innovation Lab’ for Discovering Retail Technologies

Retailers are increasingly looking to technology to catch up to consumer shopping habits.

clock January 22, 2018David Moin

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Retail

Personalization, AI, All the Rage at NRF Big Show

Convention-goers were focused on technology to facilitate customization.

clock January 19, 2018Sharon Edelson

The NRF Big Show.

Retail

After a Winning Season, What’s Next? NRF Convention Tackles the Future

NRF’s “Big Show” was marked by heavier retail participation, cutting-edge technology and water-cooler conversation on everything from Amazon’s next acquisition to how to handle mounting merchandise returns.

clock January 18, 2018David Moin

Retail

NRF Gala Raises More Than $2.8 Million to Nurture Talent

The gala was a record-breaker bringing in funds for NRF scholarship and industry supporting programs.

clock January 16, 2018David Moin

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