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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

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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...]

NPD’s Cohen Gives Holiday Retail Expectations

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

By Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry AnalystIt’s shaping up to be a healthy but heavily promotional holiday, which means that … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Q3 Sales Jump 29%, Profit up 20%

Sorel The Medina II rain heel combines function and fashion with an industrial inspired look

Portland, OR—Continuing on a strong streak, Columbia Sportswear reported Thursday afternoon that its third quarter sales jumped … [Read more...]

Athletic, Outdoor Footwear Sales Boost September

The LEBRON 12, engineered to the exact specifications of LeBron James

Port Washington, NY—Late trending back to school sales have seen had a kick, or rather kicks.For the 14 weeks ended Sept. 20, … [Read more...]

Finish Line Q2 Profit Edges Down, Misses Estimates

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Indianapolis—The Finish Line reported its second quarter profit edged down 1.3% as higher costs, expenses and write-downs failed … [Read more...]

Report: Does the Apple Watch Have What Consumers Want?

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New York—How smart are you?Apple’s introduction last week of its Apple watch has had the media buzzing more than ever about … [Read more...]