Studies

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    Affluent women worry more about outliving money

    Affluent women expect to be more active than their male counterparts in retirement, but they are also more worried about outliving their money, according to a Bank of America Merrill...

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    Retail sales growth slows

    Retail sales growth halved last month, led by a drop in big-ticket items as uncertainty ahead of government spending cuts made consumers nervous, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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    Reigniting Growth in the Fragrance Industry

    As a non-essential category of the beauty and personal care market, the recession hit the global fragrance industry hard. In particular, poor performances in key Western markets dragged...

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    Report : Sporting Goods Retailers

    The US retail sporting goods industry includes about 20,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $35 billion. Large chain operators include Academy, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting...

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    US stores likely to hire more for holidays

    U.S. retailers will likely hire more seasonal workers this holiday selling season, but the amount of temporary staffing still will not approach pre-recession levels, according to...

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    2011 Import and Export Market for Rags

    Which countries are supplying rags and worn textile articles including clothing to the United States? How important is the United States compared to others in terms of the entire global...

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    Analysis: H&M Designer Collaborations

    In 2004, H&M started collaborating with designers for its collections to maintain growth. Nine collaborations later, what is the impact of this strategy upon H&M's financial success?

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    Report: UK Department Stores 2010

    Though the economy remains tough, we predict the strongest rise in spending since 2001 for 2010 with expenditure rising 0.7bn to 15.3bn. Department stores have reacted quickly to changing...

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    50% of back-to-school shopping done in August

    Power Moms mostly decide how and where to spend the estimated $21.35 billion on 2010 Back to School supplies. We are now amid the second largest shopping season for families. Survey says...

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    Retail E-Commerce in Western Europe

    The UK is the most mature market, but other countries increasingly contribute to the region's online buying clout. For example, France and Germany together boast 89 million Internet users...

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    Annual Forecasting Health & Beauty 2014

    The health & beauty market continues to show resilience in the economic downturn, with 2010 growth forecast at 5.0%. Consumers are less willing to trade down or cut back on items which...