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NPD: FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES SHIFTS SENDING WARNING SIGNALS TO RETAILERS

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The three key components of the $334 billion retail fashion segment–apparel, footwear and fashion accessories–are each in different positions when it comes to the business, according to leading global information company The NPD Group. The apparel industry, which represents 65% of total U.S. retail fashion dollar sales and spans everything …

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IN THE MARKET: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR FW17 AT 100% BLOOMINGDALE’S

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As retailers aim to set themselves apart with in-house private brands, Bloomingdale’s has taken that concept to a whole new level with 100% Bloomingdale’s–an ambitious, year-old program whereby hundreds of designer exclusives are presented each season. At today’s Fall 2017 preview press event, Bloomingdale’s underscored how closely it works with …

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RETAIL SALES GREW 0.3 PERCENT IN MARCH

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Retail sales in March increased 0.3% seasonally adjusted over February and 3.5% unadjusted year-over-year, according to calculations released recently by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Various factors were at play in the first quarter, but we are again seeing a pattern similar to previous years …

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IAC ANNOUNCES SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLD CONFERENCE

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Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC) announced the agenda for its Seventh Annual Gold Conference, entitled “Creativity, Community & Collaboration,” taking place April 26-28, 2017 at locations in New York City. The three-day session presents a comprehensive lineup of presentations and impressive panelists. The full schedule includes: Wednesday, April 26, …

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KOHL’S NAMES EX-BEST BUY EXEC AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

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Kohl’s has named Greg Revelle as chief marketing officer, a spot that has not been held by anyone at the company since 2012. In this position, Revelle–who came from Best Buy–will be responsible for Kohl’s marketing organization and overall marketing strategy, including the company’s focus on driving customer engagement through …