retail sector

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


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

Zak Normandi


Dirty Lemon’s Zak Normandin on Retail as a Marketing Channel

The wellness beverage company is focused on selling its product via text and sees physical retail as a means of storytelling and consumer engagement.

clock July 11, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Amazon Echo

Business Features

The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ May Have to Wait a Bit

A new report from The Conference Board projects slowed retail job growth as e-commerce expansion moderates.

clock May 3, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The Fossil Q Venture.

Business Features

The WWD List: Best and Worst Stock Performers

Investors bargain-hunted stocks following strong quarterly results, which resulted in more winners than losers so far this year.

clock May 1, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Big Data think tank

Business Features

Think Tank: The Case for Hiring a ‘Digital Anthropologist’

James Ingram, chief executive officer of Splashlight, explains.

clock April 24, 2018James Ingram

Dreamscape Immersive

Business Features

Think Tank: How Malls and Retailers Can Turn ‘Experience’ From a Buzzword to a Best Practice  

Emily Webster, senior designer and technologist at experience design studio ESI Design, discusses how stores and malls should use technology to reimagine the shopping experience.

clock April 19, 2018Emily Webster


Business Features

Think Tank: Why the Store Still Matters

Technology has forever changed the way we shop, but despite a lot of flashy headlines, it hasn’t really created the retail apocalypse we’ve all read about.

clock April 18, 2018Loren Padelford


Business Features

Think Tank: Three Steps That Set the In-Store Experience Apart

Helping customers get a feel for the products, not their smartphone screens.

clock April 17, 2018Jill Standish and John Jones

Laws in several states now ban retailers and other businesses from asking for a job applicant's salary history.

Human Resources

As Laws Prohibiting Salary History Disclosure Gain Steam, Retailers Face Challenges

Debra Schwartzfarb, vice president at Kirk Palmer Associates, sheds light on the potential impact of these laws.

clock April 9, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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 March 21, 2018Casey 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

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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


Britons Were More Preoccupied With the World Cup Than Shopping

clock 7hKathryn Hopkins

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