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Expert Opinion: Industry Recruiter Discusses What Jewelry Industry Needs

Andrew Philip, jewelry recuiter

Andrew Philip is Founder/President of Execu-Team Resources Inc, the leading search firm specializing in recruitment within the … [Read more...]

Luxury Market Faces a Drought as Affluents Choose Conscious Consumption

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Stevens, PA—The U.S. economy may be in a post-Great Recession period but many of the consumer values developed during the time … [Read more...]

Game Changers: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Next Big Thing

Marshal Cohen, chief analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

2014 ended with a good news/bad news sort of holiday season. Sure sales were up and mostly in line with forecasts. Online sales … [Read more...]

Report: Fulfillment Improvements Boost Holiday E-commerce Sales

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New York—E-commerce flourished within a moderately strong 2014 holiday season, growing 16% year-over-year to $72.03 billion, … [Read more...]

NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, … [Read more...]

Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

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Washington—With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer … [Read more...]

Pantone Premieres First “Unisex” Fall/Winter Color Palette

PANTONE Fashion Color Report

Carlstadt, NJ—New York Fashion Week, which officially begins Thursday, will set the stage for a new color palette for Fall/Winter … [Read more...]

Self-Help Book: 10 Easy Hints to Help Women Move Beyond “Surface” Networking

Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

Santa Barbara, CA—If you want to join the women-helping-women movement, you're already looking for opportunities to make deeper, … [Read more...]

NPD: Online Shopping Satisfaction Continues to Grow

Online Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY—According to a recent survey of NPD’s Consumer panel, online was the big retail channel winner during the 2014 … [Read more...]

NPD’s Cohen: “Holiday 2014 Better than Reported”

Holiday Shopping Deals

Port Washington, NY—Holiday 2014 was better than reported. Black Friday and holiday sales are not the same as we remember from … [Read more...]

NPD’s Marshal Cohen Takes a Peek at What’s Going on in Holiday Retailing

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Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Scrooge Syndrome: Affluents’ Confidence Dips to Great Recession Lows

Wealthy Shoppers

Stevens, PA--Call it the "Scrooge Syndrome." The consumers who have the money--and loads of it--are worried about the economy and … [Read more...]