Retail Sales Spring Up in March as Winter Weather Ebbs, Says NRF

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 – Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Consumers... 

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Retail Imports to Increase 6.1 Percent in April, says NRF

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “With winter over, retailers are stocking up in anticipation of a busy spring and summer,” NRF Vice President... 

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With Winter Weather Behind Them, Retail Employment Grows in March, Says NRF

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statements from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz in response to the March jobs report: “After a long, harsh winter that put many retailers at a disadvantage in terms of inventory control and staffing their stores, merchants are eager to move forward... 

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The Future of iPad Apps in Retail

How the iPad is transforming the industry by: David Harouche Due to its stability, ease of use, and popularity with developers, the iPad arguably has become one of the fastest growing platforms for retailers and solution providers. According to IHL Group, more than 2.7 million tablets will ship for use in North America with specialty retailers deploying nearly half of... 

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Tom Murry Retires as CEO of Calvin Klein Inc

NEW YORK, Mar 25, 2014/ — After 17 years at Calvin Klein, 10 years of them as Chief Executive Officer, Tom Murry retires from his post on a high note. Under his leadership, Calvin Klein has grown from $2.8 billion in global retail sales in 2003 to close to $8 billion in 2013, having evolved from a licensed only model to a more directly operated business. In an announcement... 

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Fashion Meets the Super Bowl at H&M with David Beckham

NEW YORK, Jan 22, 2014/ — H&M and David Beckham fans already knows that the David Beckham Bodywear will return to the Super Bowl. What they did not know is that Beckham filmed two alternative versions of the action-packed spot, #Covered and #Uncovered, and consumers can vote on which one the world will see on Super Bowl Sunday by going to HM.com. To celebrate... 

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David Beckham Returns to the Super Bowl with H&M Bodywear

NEW YORK, Jan 10, 2014/ — David Beckham might not be that kind of football player, but he will grace Super Bowl XLVIII with a cutting-edge commercial for the new H&M campaign for David Beckham Bodywear. And in anticipation of the launch of this new ad, David Beckham will also make his first ever appearance at the new H&M Times Square store. H&M will... 

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Nordstrom Kicks off 2014 with “New Beginnings” Pop-Up Shop

DALLAS, Jan 8, 2014/ — A store within a store, the “New Beginnings” pop-up shop is Nordstrom’s brick and click answer for its customers to realize their needs for their 2014 resolutions. The third installment of the Pop-In@Nordstrom series, the “New Beginnings” pop-up shop will open on January 10th in eight Nordstrom stores (Seattle, WA, Bellevue Square,... 

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H&M to Open New Location in Frisco, Texas in Fall 2014

DALLAS, Dec 18, 2013/ — With its location at Northpark Center a bona fide success, trendy global retailer H&M is now eyeing Stonebriar Centre Mall at Frisco, Texas which is only 21 miles north, and practically a “neighbor” by Texas standards. H&M at Stonebriar Centre Mall will offer more shoppers in the Dallas area access to its quality collections in... 

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Free Standard Shipping Promotion Ends Before Friday, December 20th for Most Retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec 18, 2013/ — If you’re ordering online for your Christmas gifts, better make it now. Eight in 10 retailers will end their free standard shipping promotion before December 20th, says Shop.org. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 84.2 percent of retailers say their standard shipping deadline... 

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Mango Embraces Plus Size with its new line VIOLETA

BARCELONA, Dec 9, 2013/ — In a bold move, Mango announced the launch of VIOLETA, a new line offering sizes 40 to 52 (US sizes 10 to 22), and thus bringing the Barcelona-based label to a market that is dominated by American designers. Violeta’s message is summed up with its mantra, “It suits me and I like it.” The aim of is to dress a young target market in... 

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