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CHIC Shanghai

Fashion Features

At Chic Shanghai, Quality and Design Grow in Importance

China’s “consumer upgrade” is driving spending on designer fashion from local and international brands.

clock 20hCasey Hall

True Fit, personalization, Carhartt


True Fit Infused With $55 Million in Series C Funding

The financing will help accelerate the personalization platform provider’s growth.

clock January 15, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Nike is the top brand when it comes to loyalty.


Analyst: Active Brands and Specialty Retailers Among Top Retail Picks

Nike is among Jane Hali & Associates’ top stock picks for this year.

clock January 8, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Andrea Weiss


Olson-Ng Retail Consulting Joins O Alliance

Olson-Ng was founded in 2001 by Rod Olson and Kim Ng, former retail industry executives.

clock September 27, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A digital rendering of the interior of Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

Fashion Scoops

New Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project to Open in Tokyo’s Hibiya

The two-million-square-foot property will include 60 shops and restaurants.

clock September 26, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Ross Allen DIT

Business Features

Fashion Business Matchmaker — and Diplomat

Ross Allen, regional director for the U.K.’s Department for International Trade, discusses the department’s role amid market changes.

clock September 12, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Exterior view of a Bon-Ton store


Pressures Mount for Many Retailers

Market sources eye Shopko and The Bon-Ton Stores as more pressured than some of its competitors.

clock September 11, 2017Vicki M. Young

Wal-Mart is looking to improve its online business.


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

Snapchat may stand to gain the most from young users on social media in 2018.

Business Features

Think Tank: Stay Fashionable — and Reduce Legal Risks — With a Social Media Policy

Monica B. Richman and Francesca Montalvo Witzburg from Dentons explain the benefits and strategies behind social media policies.

clock August 17, 2017Monica B. Richman and Francesca Montalvo Witzburg

Rebecca Minkoff meet and greet at Nordstrom


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

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

Business Features

What It Takes to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape

Industry thought leaders convene to share strategic insights for retailers and brands.

clock August 7, 2017WWD Staff

Many beauty consumers trust recommendations from influencers on what to buy.


Research Firm Moves From 4 Ps Model to ‘PIE’ — Plus ‘O’

Jane Hali & Associates LLC offers research on the retail and fashion apparel market to institutional investors.

clock July 25, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Warehouse fulfillment software is designed to help control and manage inventory.


S. Oliver Taps Manhattan Associates for Software Solution

The investment is for order management and fulfillment software.

clock July 10, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

NRF shrink study


Retail Shrink Cost Industry $48.9 Billion Last Year

The National Retail Federation teamed up with the University of Florida on the annual research study.

clock June 22, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Kevin Mansell

Business Features

CEOs That Are Liked the Most

Owler uses a favorability algorithm to determine the results.

clock June 12, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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