Industry Experts

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Expert Opinion: The Robin Report on TJX Companies

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Robin Lewis, author of "The New Rules of Retail," has over 40 years of strategic operating and consulting experience in the retail … [Read more...]

Expert Commentary: Who Will Rise Ahead in the Handbag Middle Market?

Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, Triangle Capital LLC

As part of our ongoing Industry Experts column, we caught up with Richard Kestenbaum, partner at Triangle Capital LLC, a firm … [Read more...]

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

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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”

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