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Girl power in retail

Why Retailers Need More Girl Power

We’ve all heard the statistics: Women account or influence between 70-to-80 percent of all household spending. In retail, women outnumber men on the sales floor by a ratio of 2:1. The Mom Project Labs (MP Labs), the research and insights division of the Mom Project which helps businesses build a better workplace for mothers, studied […]

Hong Kong Protests and Louis Vuitton

Will Protests Cause More Luxury Brands To Follow Louis Vuitton And Reduce Exposure In Hong Kong?

Ever since anti-government protestors took to the streets of Hong Kong in June of last year, luxury brands have taken a wait-and-see approach regarding business there. A planned Chanel store on Fashion Walk in the Causeway Bay district was put on hold, as was the opening of LVMH’s Rimowa luggage store in the same district. […]

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Millennials at home

What Millennials Are Looking For To Decorate Their Homes

Now that Millennials, the largest American generation in history some 80 million strong, are aging into the prime years for buying home furnishings, it should be glory days for furniture and home furnishings stores. But that is decidedly not the case. Through November 2019, retail sales in that segment were up only .4%, while retail […]

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Holiday 2019 Wasn’t So Jolly For Brick-and-Mortar Retailers and Challenges Will Continue

Early results are in and they show that holiday retail sales increased 3.4% (excluding automobiles), according to Mastercard’s post-Christmas holiday report for sales November 1 through December 24. But most of that growth, as well as through the rest of the year, is attributed to e-commerce.

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Why LVMH Declares Discount Outlets Anathema And American Luxury Brands Should Too

Anathema is a strong word with religious overtones. It was a condemnation pontiffs reserved for heretics. Among the definitions of the term in Merriam-Webster is this: the denunciation of something as accursed. LVMH’s Bernard Arnault, the reigning pope of luxury marketing, brings near-religious intensity to controlling the 75 luxury maisons that make up his dominion, […]

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