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3 Keys to Building a Successful Mobile Shopping Experience

Smartphones and tablets are part of almost every shopping experience now.  They help people keep up[...]

The Privacy Conundrum: Why Locking Down Your Data is a Tough Choice

There is a special debate surrounding who should have access to your data and what constitutes a[...]

Royal Wedding Creates Marketing Opportunities for Fashion Brands

Consumers -- especially American consumers -- love the Royal Family, especially when they wed. It’s[...]

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The Halloween Spirit is Alive in Retail

Americans spend frightenting amounts of money during the Halloween holiday and in recent years it has been growing. And this year is expected to[...]

What To Make of Another Record Week on Wall St.

Does a rising stock market increase consumer spending?  Said differently, how relevant is what happens on Wall Street to what average Americans do[...]

What's Behind the Retail-Stock Market Paradox

America’s economy is considered the most consumerist in the world. The average citizen has a tremendous amount of spending power relative to his[...]

Ripple Effect: Anchor Shutdowns Hurt Surrounding Stores

In part one of this series on the impact of large retailer closings, we discussed the recent rise in large retailer closings. J.C. Penney announced

What China's Record Debt Load Means to U.S. Retail

Worldwide, debt has taken center stage as an economic indicator. After the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, precipitated by out-of-control debt[...]

The Socioeconomic Impact of Shopping Mall Closings (Part 1)

The closing of several prominent retail chains, and even huge shopping centers, has become a problem in America over the last decade. Much of the[...]

End of a BCBG Generation

BCBGMaxAzria, a popular fashion-forward apparel brand featuring chic luxury styles is closing their brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. A[...]

Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

Even if you thought winter would never come in the U.S., you'll surely have noticed that the blustery season has made its annual debut. With[...]

How Does the Election Affect Consumer Sentiment

In September, consumer confidence in the U.S. recovery rose to its highest levels in nine years. The New York Times reported that, "Consumers'[...]