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Holiday Sales Update: November Gains Continue

As Christmas Day approaches, sales continue the uptick that began in November

Purchase, NY—Gifts under Christmas trees this year are likely to have more apparel, accessories and jewelry inside than last … [Read more...]

November Retails Sales Better then Expected

Retail sales

Black Friday doorbusters and other holiday promotions helped America’s top retailers beat Wall Street’s expectations for November. … [Read more...]

Revised Holiday Sales Forecast US Sales to Rise 3.2%

Holiday Sales

Chicago–Better than expected response to early sales promotions mixed with relatively mild weather throughout the country is … [Read more...]

Report: U.S. Retail Swings to Positive Momentum

Shopping Street

Purchase, NY—Retail sales in October continued a momentum that puts many fashion categories into strong positions heading into the … [Read more...]

Spending Pulse: July Retail Sales Mixed

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Purchase, NY--"It's growth, but it's pretty weak growth," said Kamalesh Rao, director of Economic Research for SpendingPulse about … [Read more...]

Bluefly posts 2Q Loss Despite Increased Sales

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Despite a swing to an operating loss in its second quarter, online designer fashion retailer Bluefly Inc. has been buoyed by … [Read more...]

Wall Street Calls July Retail Sales “Tepid”

Shopping

New York--While July sales reported by 30 retailers today were up 3% overall, they fell short of the 3.2% increase market analysts … [Read more...]

Mastercard Index Reports Modest June Sales

The SpendingPulse June report found luxurygoods sales fell 3.9% as stock market fluctuations caused affluent consumers to hold back on their spending

Purchase, NY—In its monthly report on consumer spending at retail, MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse reports that sales increased … [Read more...]

Luxury Marketers May Face Leaner Second Quarter

Cartier store, Fifth Avenue, New York

Stevens, PA--Unity Marketing's Luxury Consumption Index (LCI) fells 9.3 points in April as affluent consumers focus on saving, … [Read more...]