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Week in Review: Important News from Final Holiday Shopping Days

Dior Pre-Fall 2015

New York—With less than a week to go, here’s what the latest surveys and speculation reveal about what kind of holiday season 2014 … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Premium Basketball Footwear

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Port Washington, NY–-Higher-priced athletic footwear has become an early favorite among holiday shoppers. Athletic footwear sales … [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...]

Occupational, Outdoor Footwear Categories Experience Strong Growth Over the Past Year

Dickies Challenger Boots

Port Washington, NY--The term fashion (non-athletic) footwear may bring women's pumps and men’s oxfords to mind, but it is the … [Read more...]

Poll: More Holiday Purchases Going Online, But In-Store Has Appeal Too

Countdown to Christmas...

Port Washington, NY–Online shopping once again is hitting a spike in recent days as some consumer want to avoid lines, parking and … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Not-to-Miss Articles

Wanderlust looks at Urban Outfitters

New York—There were many words from the wise this week, even as many retailers posted misses in net income, sales or … [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 Analyst It’s shaping up to be a healthy but heavily promotional holiday, which means that … [Read more...]

NPD: More Holiday Shoppers Waiting for Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

Black Friday scramble for deals

Port Washington, NY–It may be more than a month off, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even “Grey Thursday” or Thanksgiving, top … [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...]

Week in Review: What You Missed

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New York—Finally something spooky for retailers that won’t frighten even most cynical of Wall Street analysts: potential Halloween … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Socks: From Commodity to Statement Piece

Dog Days of socks from K.Bell

Port Washington, NY– Those boots may be made for walking (and that’s just what they’ll do), but so are socks—so much so that the … [Read more...]

Dollar Stores: Largest Increase in Shopping Visits Among Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Dollar Store

Port Washington, NY—If you ever wondered why the recent bidding and bickering among dollar store retailers continues to make front … [Read more...]