Retailing


Commerce Dept: December Sales Set all time High

December 2010 sales hit $308.9 billion, an all-time high.

Washington—While December sales rose less than had been forecast, the 0.6% rise was the sixth consecutive month of growth, and … [Read more...]

Retail Mobile Apps the Four “Must Haves”

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New York—It’s difficult enough to figure out how successful conversion rates are for traditional retail marketing and advertising, … [Read more...]

2009 Women’s Accessories Census Report

2009 Census Report

The 2009 Annual Census Report is even more comprehensive this year thanks to a partnership between Accessories magazine and The … [Read more...]

Lululemon’s Latest Position: Q4 Guidance Raised

Lululemon

Vancouver—U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner obviously knows a good retail stock when he sees it. Bloomberg Businessweek … [Read more...]

Learning the 8 C’s of Customer Service

The McMillanDoolittle 8 Cs Model: clarity, convenience, choice, communications, cast, control, consistency, connection

New York—Although there may not be a simple “A,B,C” formula to being a successful retailer, there are some eight consumer touch … [Read more...]

Fast Retailings Q1 Profits Plunge 35%

Charlize Theron

Yamaguchi, Japan—Fast Retailing, the Japanese company whose Uniqlo stores are known for low cost, high quality apparel and … [Read more...]

Talbots Revises Full Year Forecast on Weak December

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Hingham, MA—Talbots’ shares tumbled Tuesday as the women’s specialty retailer said weak December sales may contribute to a larger … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus to Narrate Virtual Fashion Shows

Neiman Marcus virtual fashion shows

Dallas--Sure the general public can watch fashion shows on TV or even on YouTube practically as they happen, but Neiman Marcus … [Read more...]

Holiday Increases Prompt Tiffany to Raise Forecast

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New York—Reporting today that its holiday sales exceeded expectations, Tiffany & Co. raised its full year earnings … [Read more...]

Sears Raises Q4 Full Year Earning Forecast

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Hoffman Estates, IL—In a clear improvement over its third quarter reported losses, Sears Holdings today projected its fourth … [Read more...]

Macy’s Offers Million Dollar Makeover

Macy's Million Dollar Makeover with Clinton Kelly

New York—It’s a new year and an opportunity for a new you!Recognizing this opportunity to target people looking to “make over … [Read more...]

Shoppertrak: Q1 Sales to Rise 2.2%

The post-Christmas blizzard that hit the Northeast may have cost retailers $1 billion in sales.

Chicago—Winter’s woes—such as the post Christmas blizzard that struck the Northeast—actually may help retail sales in January, in … [Read more...]