Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.
First look at U.S. first quarter gross domestic product was disappointing, at 2.2 percent, well below consensus of 2.6 percent. Much of the debate on the U.S. economy could be summed up simply: Do you think growth will be north of 2.5 percent this year, or south of that? More ammunition for the bears.
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With the slowdown in commercial building in the United States, some American developers are planning projects in China, hoping to capitalize on an immense, increasingly urbanized market with a rising middle class. In recent years, annual consumer spending has been growing by about 18 percent.
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Apple is challenging the dominance of department stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. But there are several functions an anchor serves that Apple is unlikely to fill.
Americans are passionate about shopping and the latest data makes it clear that they are embracing the online model in record numbers.
The Grinch may not have stolen the Black Friday momentum, but the coal in the retailer's stocking next year could the high price of cotton. "The fabric of our lives" is going to be more expensive come Spring and the prices you are seeing now will soon be a memory.
Retail trends are improving, but "no one is declaring victory," said Bill Taubman, chief operating officer of Taubman Centers. Although consumer spending is higher, consumers remain cautious, according to this mall operator.
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It's time for retailers to wake up. Fashion shoppers are abandoning basics and looking for unique, stylish items, and stores that break the recessionary trend of playing it safe will reap the rewards, analysts said.
Holiday shoppers spent a little more this season, according to data released Monday, giving merchants some reason for cheer.
By all accounts, the holiday season appears to be off to a robust start, with lines longer and carts fuller than a year ago, but a key question remains: What will happen after the holiday madness fades?
After a brutal year in which the nation’s luxury retailers were forced to offer their wares at stunning discounts, they are trying to get their magic back. And they may have found a way: deliberately running low on merchandise. The New York Times reports.
No doubt General Growth Properties' bankruptcy filing will have far-reaching implications for commercial real estate. The bankruptcy, which is said to be the largest real-estate failure in U.S. history, will further pressure already stressed property values for U.S. malls and mall mortgages and spark further consolidation.
High-end consumers are still shopping, but they are doing so with caution according to some executives from the high-end retail and recreational busines sector.
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