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Week in Review: Not-to-Miss News

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New York—There are only 8 shopping days left till Mother’s Day and if retailers play their cards right—luring in Millennials—then the build-up to the holiday could prove lucrative. In its latest consumer survey released this week, the National Retail Federation found that apparel and accessories are among the top items …

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October Retail Comps Up; Sandy Effects Yet to be Felt

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories Staff

New York—While October retail comparable store sales increased nearly 5%, some retailers cautioned today that their November—and even holiday totals—could be adversely affected by the Superstorm Sandy. Of the 17 retailers (excluding drugstores) tracked by Thomson Reuters that posted October results today, overall comparable store sales rose 4.7% better than …