PPR Group Invests in British Rising Star Christopher Kane

A printed, half-tab pleated crepe de chine maxi dress from Christopher Kane on sale this spring at Neiman Marcus.

London and Paris–PPR, the French luxurygoods conglomerate behind Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, is beefing up its presence in … [Read more...]

Retail Industry Adopts Principles for Tax Reform

Tax Reform

New York–Citing partisan battles that have instilled fear and hurt consumer confidence, the nation’s retailers are joining the … [Read more...]

Swatch Group’s Latest Jewel: Harry Winston

"Jeweler to the Stars:" Actress Jessica Chastain wears a $1 million plus diamond 
 Queen by Harry Winston necklace, to a recent screening of "Mama" and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Biel Switzerland, and New York—Swatch Group, the world largest maker of watches, announced today that it has added a major jewel … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

Shopping

Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total … [Read more...]

“Container Cliff” Averted–at Least for Now

container ship and loading crane in port

Washington–Retailers and manufacturers have one less cliff to worry about the country falling off--at least for now. While … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

President Obama

Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Report: Helping by Free Shipping Day, Online Sales Jump 53% Last Week

Online Shopping

Reston, VA—Retailers have seen an upsurge in store traffic starting last week, but nothing near the increases that online spending … [Read more...]

Holiday Retail Busiest Days Ahead?

Countdown to Christmas...

New York—Although some retail analysts have lowered their expectations for sales this season, indications are that the next couple … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

container ship

Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Retail Sales Up, But Lagging Last Year’s Results

In an effort to capture last minute shoppers, Macy's now-misnamed “One Day Sale” will last from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. At that point, the sale will end, but Macy’s will remain open for the remainder of the day.

Chicago—First the good news: Super Saturday, Dec. 22, is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year for retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

strikewatch

Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

Procrastinators Rejoice: Free Shipping Day, Dec. 17

Free Shipping Day

Billings, MT—If there ever was a day ideally suited to procrastinating shoppers and other latecomers to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]