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Retail: Here’s How Holiday Performed & What to Expect from Shoppers in ‘23

After enjoying a strong holiday season, economists are predicting a slowdown in 2023 amid concerns about a recession. And they want retailers to be prepared. But first, the good news.…

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Retail/Brands

Here Comes 2023 — What to Expect at Retail

Real talk: In December of 2019, nobody could have predicted what was to happen in 2020. But 2020 was a total outlier. Normally, people can rely on predictions. And right now,…

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Retail/Brands

How Small Businesses are Capturing the Spirit (and Sales) of the Season

Small Business Saturday may have happened last weekend but shop owners everywhere can parlay the benefits of that American Express-founded holiday into gains during the rest of the Christmas season. It just…

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Consumers

Gen Z + Gaming = Fertile Retail Ground

While Gen X and Boomers may be struggling to figure out what the metaverse even is, Gen Z is fully immersed in it. Now, digital experts are pointing to gaming as a…

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Consumers

This is How Fashion Can Help America Recycle

The slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle” has been around for decades. But it’s only more recently that the fashion industry has begun examining how such actions could improve their sustainability efforts…

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Consumers

New Consumerism: Who Today’s Shoppers Are & Where They Spend Money

If the last nearly three years have taught the industry anything, it’s that change can happen in multiple areas very quickly — think pandemic, gas prices, inflation — and their effects can change customer…

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Consumers

From Prep to Skate, Men’s Must-Have Trends for Spring

The runways around the world are quiet now, and buyers have had time to digest the myriad of looks from New York to Europe to Asia. And while so much…

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Retail/Brands

How Web3, NFTs, & the Metaverse Fit in With Fashion

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) recently announced it will be celebrating its upcoming 60th anniversary by “looking to the future” with a metaverse, Web3, and NFT exhibition…

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Retail/Brands

Despite Volatility, Outlook is Strong for Holiday ‘22

There are 73 days to go until Christmas. And until then, retailers will be watching inflation, supply chains, jobs reports, gas prices, the weather, and anything else (should we even…

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Consumers

Things to Know about Consumers & Inflation in China (Wave 2)

Things to Know about Consumers & Inflation in China  (Wave 2)

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