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Takashimaya Shinjuku in Tokyo

Retail

June Sales Among Retailers in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to perform well due to strong demand from overseas visitors, but low-priced retailers didn’t fare as well.

clock July 3, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Retail

Japanese Retailers See Mixed Sales in February

Cold weather helped to move winter items out shop doors, but snow kept customers from shopping.

clock March 2, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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Retail

Retailers in Japan See Higher Sales in September

Cooler weather than average helped to move fall clothing out stores’ doors

clock October 3, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Technology

Salesfloor Study Reveals Insights Into Job Satisfaction for Retail Associates

Technology plays a key role in how employees feel about their jobs.

clock June 9, 2017Tracey Greenstein

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Business Features

Outperforming the Competition by Creating a ‘Great Place to Work’

Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work, explains.

clock April 10, 2017WWD Staff

The Takashimaya store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Retail

Japan’s Retailers See Uneven Sales in March

Department store sales were bolstered by tax-free sales, while cold weather negatively affected low-priced retailers.

clock April 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Financial

Brick-and-Mortar Reign Seen Continuing Despite E-commerce Growth

E-commerce is expected to plateau around 30 percent of retail sales by 2020, leaving the rest to brick-and-mortar retailers.

clock February 15, 2017Kali Hays

Many retail executives are optimistic about 2017 sales.

Business Features

TD Bank Survey Has Retail Executives Optimistic About 2017

A total of 74 percent believe sales will increase in the next 12 months.

clock January 23, 2017Vicki M. Young

Graphics that will feature in Alexander Wang’s upcoming men’s fall 2017 collection.

Fashion Features

Alexander Wang Shifts Men’s Strategy for Growth

Wang is combining his men’s ready-to-wear and T by Alexander Wang collections under one comprehensive label to accelerate growth.

clock December 13, 2016Jessica Iredale

David and Victoria Beckham made an appearance, with Victoria promoting her fashion line and David touting his new whiskey brand.

Retail

Alibaba Beats Last Year’s Singles’ Day Total With Half the Day to Go

Last year it sold a record $13 billion in the 24-hour period. This year the company looks set to reach $20 billion.

clock November 11, 2016Lara Farrar and Tiffany Ap

Retail

NRF Raises Its Forecast for Retail Sales 2016

Consumer confidence levels and normalizing weather trends should aid retail sales.

clock July 26, 2016David Moin

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Technology

Synchrony Invests in Retail Start-up FlexReceipts

Synchrony Financial has invested in the smart receipt retail start-up company FlexReceipts.

clock July 5, 2016Debra Borchardt

LeBron James featured in Nike's ad campaign for Tech Knit Apparel.

Financial

Nike’s Mark Parker Looks Beyond Fourth-Quarter Profit Slip

Mark Parker, who’s targeting $50 billion in sales by 2020 for Nike, topped $32 billion in sales for the year just ended.

clock June 28, 2016Evan Clark

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Financial

Ahead of Nike Earnings Call, Analyst Tempers Top-line Estimate

However, Telsey Advisory Group analyst Kelly Chen maintains a “outperform” rating on the stock.

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Retail

Index Reveals Steep Markdown Activity in Q1

Data from DynamicAction reveals steep drop in markdowns — especially in March.

clock May 16, 2016Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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