Holiday

Customers check out at a Target store on Black Friday in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 24 November 2017. The day after Thanksgiving known as 'Black Friday' kicks off the holiday season of shopping. Thirty percent of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Black Friday shopping, Alexandria, USA - 24 Nov 2017

Marketing and Promotion

What Millennials Want From Retailers

The generation is maturing, causing shifts in consumer preferences and priorities.

clock July 12, 2018Elizabeth Doupnik

Retail shopping

Financial

Apparel Retail Shopping Inched Up in January

Online shopping remained the biggest growth driver.

clock February 14, 2018Kali Hays

The Armani Box pop up shop in Soho.

Beauty Features

Beauty Lessons: What Holiday 2017 Taught the Industry

The sector saw a strong holiday season, but worked hard to register the gains with everything from pop-ups to launches.

clock January 23, 2018Pete Born

Shoppers head into Target just after thei doors opened at midnight on Black, in South Portland, MaineHoliday Shopping Black Friday, South Portland, USA

Financial

Holiday Season Exceeded Prerecession Levels

Shopping in December and the extended holiday season grew by a rate not seen since before the recession, according to new data.

clock January 12, 2018Kali Hays

An image from Signet's website.

Financial

Signet Stock Slips on Weak Holiday Sales

The jewelry retailer blamed a “credit outsourcing transition” for a decline in sales during holiday.

clock January 10, 2018Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Retailers Cut 12,000 Jobs Amid Record Holiday Season

Even with holiday sales hitting an all-time high, the retail sector continued to reduce its workforce.

clock January 5, 2018Kali Hays

Holiday Shopping Shoppers carry bags as they cross a pedestrian walkway near Victoria Secret in Herald Square, in New York. The early numbers aren't available yet on how many shoppers headed out to stores on Thanksgiving, instead of waiting until today. But it's expected that more than three times the number who shopped yesterday will be out bargain-hunting todayHoliday Shopping, New York, USA

Financial

L Brands Stock Takes Hit Over Dip in Victoria’s Secret Holiday Sales

Shares of the retail operator fell double-digits on disappointing holiday sales results.

clock January 4, 2018Kali Hays

The logo of United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery company is pictured on a truck on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, FranceUPS, Paris, France - 20 Sep 2017

Retail

National Returns Day Anticipated to Hit New Record

Here is why UPS encourages retailers to gear up.

clock January 2, 2018Lauren Olsen

Holiday shoppers in New York City.

Retail

Retail Rides Christmas Cheer

Jewelry, electronics and home were leading categories.

clock December 27, 2017David Moin and Kali Hays

A shopper rolls a full cart past a Santa figure with a countdown clock numbering the days until Christmas at a J.C. Penney store, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be outHoliday Shopping Black Friday, Seattle, USA - 24 Nov 2017

Business Features

Think Tank: Amid Holiday Rush, Retailers Need to Take Time to Study Trends

What the 2017 holiday shopping season can tell retailers about consumer preferences heading into 2018.

clock December 21, 2017Michele Dupré

Retail

Retailers Heading Into ‘Super Saturday’ With Some Stamina

A full weekend of shopping before Christmas next Monday will help retailers meet holiday sales goals.

clock December 20, 2017David Moin

Popular items targeted by fraudsters include women's watches, puffer jackets and beauty products, all popular gift giving items.

Retail

Forter Notes Top Online Fraudster Targets for Holiday 2017

Jewelry, watches, beauty products and puffer jackets are the top choices.

clock December 12, 2017Vicki M. Young

Holiday shoppers coming from Uniqlo.

Retail

Early December Lull Not Seen Derailing Retail Holiday Hopes

Sunday was a busy day for retailers and they’re sticking to forecasts for midsingle-digit holiday gains.

clock December 12, 2017David Moin and Kari Hamanaka

Customers check out at a Target store on Black Friday in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, 24 November 2017. The day after Thanksgiving known as 'Black Friday' kicks off the holiday season of shopping. Thirty percent of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Black Friday shopping, Alexandria, USA - 24 Nov 2017

Government and Trade

Holiday Hiring Partially Stems Retail Job Losses

Apparel retailers as a whole still reduced employment, but by less than previous months.

clock December 8, 2017Kali Hays

Milan's Rinascente holiday windows.

Fashion Scoops

Milan’s Rinascente Reveals Holiday Windows

For the second year in a row, the windows celebrate the city’s La Scala theater retracing its history throughout 100 years of opening nights.

clock December 6, 2017Sandra Salibian

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A protest by animal rights activiists CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur trade) against the use of fur by the Fashion industry blockades one of the venues for London Fashion Week in the Aldwych.Anti-Fur Protest, London Fashion Week, UK - 17 Sep 2017

Business

U.K. Government Should Consider Banning Fur, Post-Brexit  

clock 11hSamantha Conti

Social Studies