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How the Retail Shopping Experience is Changing

For today's brick-and-mortar stores, shopping isn't just an activity anymore -- it's a full sensory[...]

Is the Hottest Retail Trend Coworking?

In the early 2000s, the new workplace trend of coworking emerged and has since grown into a[...]

World Cup Shines New Light on Soccer Apparel Success

Sports supply and apparel companies can look forward to a potentially banner year, largely due to[...]

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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'[...]