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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

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Explosive Ecommerce

After some fears that trade tariffs and a shorter purchasing period might affect 2019's holiday sales, it turned out stores and brands could breathe...

Those Pesky Kids Are Showing Up

Millennials and Gen Z consumers are said to have a “social first” mindset, where they care about how something is made, what it’s made...

The 2020 Consumer Outlook

While retailers are still focused on the holiday season, which is expected to increase about 4 percent over last year, according to the National...

Direct-to-Consumer Brands

Like music, movies, or TV shows that can be downloaded at a user's convenience, successful direct-to-consumer (DTC) apparel brands fill a niche, one that...

Self-Disruption in Retail

If you've been to any sort of panel discussion in the last couple of years, you've likely heard the word "disruption" thrown around pretty...

Enchanting Holiday Numbers

When people think about the magic of the holidays, it's more likely they're conjuring thoughts of twinkling lights and gingerbread houses than mobile optimization...

Giving Apparel New Life

Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, the annual initiative by Keep America Beautiful that's dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. And some forward-thinking apparel...

Modern Holiday Magic

There's an iconic scene in the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story where Ralphie and his brother go see Santa in a department store....

AI & Machine Learning

Some amazing -- as well as some downright freaky -- innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning were detailed at the recent Decoded Future...

Reinventing Denim

Ask the average person what they think of when they think of denim, and they'll likely describe the average five-pocket jean. But denim brands...

Holiday Forecast Strong for 2019

This holiday season, retailers have 1,440 minutes per day, or 37,440 minutes total between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And every one of those minutes will...

Repositioning For the Conscious Consumer

Now that consumers are becoming more conscientious shoppers, it seems everyone from artisan-produced luxury labels to discount mass retailers are positioning themselves to appeal...

Monthly Economic Report September 2019

The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures.  The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...