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Consumer Spending

Technology

Wells Fargo Study: Gasoline Prices Adversely Affect Retail Spending

A recently released study from Wells Fargo found a link between the fluctuation of gas prices and retail spending.

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Elisabetta Franchi's store in Paris.

Fashion Scoops

Elisabetta Franchi Opens Flagships in Paris and Madrid

These are the first French and Spanish units for the Italian apparel label.

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Technology

Sàvant Data System Solutions Aim to Aid Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

The company’s people-counting technology tracks consumers as soon as they enter a store.

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Financial

J. Crew Lenders Say ‘Insolvent’ Retailer Can’t Keep IP for Itself

Term loan lenders took a firm stance in court against J. Crew’s claims that it is being kept from utilizing the value of brand intellectual property.

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Legal

Justices Refuse to Take Up $7B Swipe Fee Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to reconsider a massive settlement over allegedly fixed credit card swipe fees that was previously dismissed.

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Technology

Intel Doubles Down on Artificial Intelligence

The technology company has introduced an organization that unifies its AI offerings and operations.

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Financial

G-III Profits Halved Despite Donna Karan Sales Boost

Shares of the apparel company fell to their lowest level in four years after it posted surprisingly low profits and announced plans to close dozens of retail locations.

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Technology

Alvanon and BodiData Announce Strategic Big Data Partnership

Alvanon partnered with BodiData to glean insights from big data analyses on the shapes and sizes of the U.S. consumer population.

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Marketing and Promotion

Urban Outfitters, Maurices and Charlotte Russe Among Most-Favored Retail Brands

Cambridge Analytica used its database on 220 million consumers to develop the report.

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US President Donald J. Trump white house Washington dc

Government and Trade

Trump Might Turn to Trade As the Next Big Issue

The White House is said to have prepared executive orders mandating a review of the country’s free-trade agreements.

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Technology

Anticipating a ‘Dramatically Different’ Retail Experience by 2030

Omnichannel communication with consumers, personalization and constant connectivity are three of these emerging trends.

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Financial

PVH Wants Retail ‘Romance’ Brought to Digital Shopping

Chief executive officer Emanuel Chirico criticized the transactional nature of online shopping but hinted at the possibility of more digital acquisitions like True & Co. in the future.

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A Citi Trends storefront.

Human Resources

Citi Trends’ Discloses Executive Changes

Jason Mazzola, former ceo, left the company for another opportunity.

clock March 23, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Retail

AI-Informed Avatars Have Arrived, More Accurate Than Ever

The new technology boasts 90 percent accuracy on body measurements, sparking the question of the relevancy of in-store dressing rooms.

clock March 23, 2017Elizabeth Doupnik

Ashton Sanders for Calvin Klein.

Financial

PVH Taking ‘Prudent Approach’ for 2017

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein grew sales last year despite comp weakness in North America, but PVH still posted lower profits for 2016.

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