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Last Minute Back-to-School Surge Helps September Comps Edge Past Estimates


New York—The strong finish for back-to-school sales help made September comparable store sales edge past analysts’ … [Read more...]

FBI: Chip-Based Credit Cards Safer But Need PIN to Protect Against Fraud


Washington–The National Retail Federation today said it agreed with a warning from the FBI that new chip-based credit cards are … [Read more...]

Report: Comfort Over Price Propels Athletic Footwear Growth

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Dublin--Increased interest in athletic sports, surging demand for innovative footwear, increased awareness of healthy lifestyles, … [Read more...]

NRF Holiday Forecast: Sales to Rise 3.7%, Lower Than Last Year

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Washington—The National Retail Federation forecast today that it expects that while holiday sales will be greater this year than … [Read more...]

Brooklyn Hat Company: Panache for a New Generation


Williamburg, Brooklyn—Brooklyn is getting a lot of play centerstage, rivaling even Manhattan in coverage of cuisine, construction, … [Read more...]

Tissot Scores Official Timekeeper Role for NBA

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New York--The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Swiss watch brand Tissot announced this week a new multiyear global … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress: EMV Cards Without PIN Provide “No Significant Benefits”

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Washington– The National Retail Federation and other trade organizations today told Congress that new chip-and-signature credit … [Read more...]

FashioNXT 2015 Examines What’s Next in Fashion Tech


Portland, OR--FashioNXT 2015 plans to continue to be the leading showcase of “future of fashion,”as it takes its fashion … [Read more...]

DMC: Athleisure a Boon to Its Market Business


Dallas--Vogue said it best last fall: “it’s never been cooler to be seen looking like you’ve been working out. The key word here … [Read more...]

Global 100 Brands: Tech Dominates Traditional Retail, Consumer Brands

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New York—In its 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released Tuesday, Interbrand points out the 100 most valuable global … [Read more...]

Big Box Comeptitors Aren’t Biggest Concern to Small Retailers: Study


New York—Small business owners such as independent merchants aren’t worried about the Walmart or Macy’s down the street. Their top … [Read more...]

Alex and Ani Launch First App for Selling and “Inspiration”

The Inspiration Engine, a function included in the  just launched App from Alex and Ani

Cranston, RI—Alex and Ani, named as one of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing privately held companies in America, has launched its … [Read more...]