A Good Season Overall
Perhaps one of the most convoluted questions of the New Year is: how did retail do over the holidays?
Active Retailing
They're baaa-aaack. And they're as scary as ever. It's that time of year when all the calories that were happily consumed over the holidays have come back to haunt us by way of sn
All Eyes Ahead
It will be a few weeks before we know how things shook out for Holiday 2016. But industry experts already know what trends to anticipate for the coming year. Some are fun. Some require
Putting Creativity to the Holiday Test
The big holidays are just days away, and retailers are in the final push to get their merchandise out of their stores and warehouses and into customers' homes. Drumming up excitement
In a Winter Wonderland
Not everyone has experienced chestnuts roasting on an open fire or dashing on a one-horse open sleigh. But plenty of people have already felt Jack Frost nipping at their nose. At this
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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Data and analyses of the cotton textile retail sector,including fiber share by category.

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Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.

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A Good Season Overall

Perhaps one of the most convoluted questions of the New Year is: how did retail do over the holidays?

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Active Retailing

They’re baaa-aaack. And they’re as scary as ever. It’s that time of year when all the calories that were happily consumed over the holidays have come back to haunt us by way of snu

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All Eyes Ahead

It will be a few weeks before we know how things shook out for Holiday 2016. But industry experts already know what trends to anticipate for the coming year. Some are fun. Some require a tech investment. But they’re all predicated on meeting the customer’s needs as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

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Putting Creativity to the Holiday Test

The big holidays are just days away, and retailers are in the final push to get their merchandise out of their stores and warehouses and into customers’ homes. Drumming up excitement should be easy, being that gift giving is a given at Christmastime. But experts say stores should be more attuned to what their guests really want, and how they want to purchase it.

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In a Winter Wonderland

Not everyone has experienced chestnuts roasting on an open fire or dashing on a one-horse open sleigh. But plenty of people have already felt Jack Frost nipping at their nose. At this time of year, consumers are looking for something a little more comfy to ward off winter’s chill. And while they may know cotton as the light, breathable fabric good for keeping them cool in summer, designers and retailers are stocked with plenty of options for the cold-weather months.

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