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The NPD Group Signs POS Agreement with Walmart

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Bentonville, AR and Port Washington, NY—The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in consumer and retail market research for a wide … [Read more...]

Banana Republic to Answer “Maddicts”’ Fashion Demands Again

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New York—There are some 51 days until the two-hour premiere of season five of AMC’s “Mad Men” on Sunday, March 25.(Why there’s … [Read more...]

NPD E-Commerce Report: Accessories Online Opportunities

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Port Washington, NY—Online shoppers are showing more interest in shopping—and buying—fashion categories such as apparel and … [Read more...]

Banana Republic, Trina Turk Team Up on Capsule Collection

Palm Springs style from Trina Turk

New York—Banana Republic hopes to have another hit with a capsule designer collection. Last year for the first time, Banana … [Read more...]

World Luxury Association Names “Most Valuable” Luxury Brands

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Beijing—It seems appropriate that the World Luxury Association (WLA), a  non-profit luxury brands research and management … [Read more...]

NPD: What Holiday Sales Signal For 2012 Retail

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Port Washington, NY—The holiday season may come but once a year, but consumers’ shopping habits during November and December can … [Read more...]

Dollar General Bullish on Holiday as Q3 Profit, Sales Rise

Holiday at Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN—Consumers looking to stretch their spending dollars helped Dollar General Corp. post today a 34% increase in … [Read more...]

“Hyper” Monday Hits Sales Record of $1.25 Billion

Cyber Monday 2011

Reston, VA and Port Washington, NY—As expected, Cyber Monday sales hit a new single day selling record with sales increasing 22% … [Read more...]

Black Friday Sales Surge, But Will Spending Continue?

Shoppers began lining up outside Macy's Herald Square about 6 p.m. Thursday for a midnight Black Friday opening. (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP)

New York—First the good news: the hype around Black Friday apparently has paid off with shoppers out in record numbers—some … [Read more...]

Wet Seal Q3 Profit Rises, but Cautious Ahead

Holiday promotion at Wet Seal

Foothill Ranch, CA—The Wet Seal reported Thursday that its third quarter profit met expectations but its sales struggled as the … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Q3 Loss Widens as Sales Drop 6%

Holiday 2011 at Carson Pirie Scott, one of Bon-Ton's stores

York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores Inc. posted today a wider third quarter loss as sales dropped when its shoppers resisted price … [Read more...]

Sears Holdings Q3 Loss Doubles, Sales Off in U.S.,Canada

2011 Sears Wishbook

Hoffmann Estates, IL—Sears Holdings posted today a third quarter loss nearly doubled from last year as sales declines at its … [Read more...]

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