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England soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Hyde Park, LondonBritain WCup Soccer England, London, United Kingdom - 11 Jul 2018

Financial

Britons Were More Preoccupied With the World Cup Than Shopping Last Month

U.K. retail sales dipped in June as consumers stayed away from stores and instead enjoyed the World Cup.

clock 7hKathryn Hopkins

People carry shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 01 August 2017. A report released today by the United States' Commerce Department showed moderate consumer spending growth in June of this year.US Consumer Spending, New York, USA - 01 Aug 2017

Financial

Bricks-and-Mortar Clothing Stores Hit by Summer Slowdown

Retail sale rose in June, but clothing stores and department stores lost out.

clock July 16, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

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

Experian Sees Trade War, Interest Rates Weighing Down on Consumers

A data analyst at the firm said consumers need to be wary of how federal policies impacts costs and credit.

clock July 13, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Government and Trade

Inflation Rises at Fastest Pace in Six Years, Raising Concerns Over Consumer Spending

Economists predict an escalating trade war will push prices up further, squeezing shoppers.

clock July 12, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Inside the B8ta store in Austin, Tex.

Mergers and Acquisitions

U.S. Retailers Bullish on Growth Prospects as M&A Activity Heats Up

Executives polled by KPMG also cited disruptive technologies and cyber threats as challenges moving forward.

clock July 9, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

As Retailers Prep for Back-to-School Shopping Season, Report Offers Strategies for Success

PMX Agency’s report on the season revealed an increase in the number of pre-K to high school aged students.

clock June 29, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Fashion Scoops

Volvo Says Americans Are Shifting Their Luxury Thinking

Less is more means fewer purchases along with a decluttering of the closet.

clock June 28, 2018Vicki M. Young

Financial

Consumer Confidence Wanes in June

Consumers aren’t so sure about economic growth in their short-term outlook.

clock June 26, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Retail

First Insight Consumer Report Reveals Quality Trumps Price

The findings were based on a survey of more than 1,000 shoppers.

clock June 25, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Real Estate

Fitch Ratings Eyes Commercial Loans of Troubled ‘B’ Malls

The largest category in the report are 30 loans that Fitch said are “susceptible of default.”

clock June 22, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Marketing and Promotion

Experts Agree: Customer Engagement Key to Retail Success

Data-fueled e-mail marketing, improved customer service and “moment marketing” can drive conversions.

clock June 20, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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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

Elsa Hosk at a fitting for her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Swarovski look.

Business Features

As Underwear Market Grows, Online and Social Play Greater Role

Fit and comfort, along with new twists on old designs, have sparked consumer interest in both men’s and women’s.

clock June 7, 2018WWD Staff

Jetblack, Walmart's new personal shopping service.

Retail

Walmart Enters Conversational Commerce Market Via Jetblack

The personal shopping service operates over text messages.

clock May 31, 2018Vicki M. Young

Financial

China by the Numbers

Data points on China and the Chinese consumer.

clock May 30, 2018Vicki M. Young

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England soccer fans react as they watch a live broadcast on a big screen of the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Hyde Park, LondonBritain WCup Soccer England, London, United Kingdom - 11 Jul 2018

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Britons Were More Preoccupied With the World Cup Than Shopping

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