FORECASTS & ANALYSIS
By Deborah Belgum | June 13, 2017
The UCLA Anderson Forecast says Trump's prediction of 3 percent GDP growth probably won't happen.
The first forecasts for the upcoming 2016 holiday season have been released, and they predict that retailers will enjoy solid sales during the crucial season which can comprise more than 20 percent of a retailer’s annual business, according to the National Retail Federation, a Washington D.C. retail trade organization.
Shoppers are flocking to online sites to snap up purchases while spending more money on dining out and traveling. This has left tried-and-true retailers and manufacturers in a quandary.
According to the recently released UCLA Anderson Forecast’s quarterly update, the next two years will be pretty much a repeat of the past several years—moderate growth with job gains. But future job gains won’t be quite as robust as in previous years.
Five months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Pacific Sunwear of California has been acquired by a San Francisco private-equity investment firm.
The CIT Group Inc. named Darrin Beer Western regional sales and portfolio manager for the company, replacing Mitch Cohen, who has retired.
California Apparel News recently spoke with several finance-industry executives about what challenges apparel manufacturers are facing this year that they didn’t have to confront last year and how the presidential election is influencing consumer attitudes.
Minneapolis-based sun-protective apparel and accessories maker Coolibar Inc. has been acquired by Olivarius Hospitality California, a Santa Barbara, Calif.–based company owned by Olivier Leclercq.
Rosenthal & Rosenthal, a finance company specializing in factoring and asset-based lending, announced it is starting a new division called Rosenthal Trade Capital to provide alternative inventory-financing solutions to cash-constrained companies.
As consumers continue to adjust their buying habits and purchase less on apparel, retailers are tweaking their business models to keep shoppers coming through the doors.
California consumers might be feeling a little more pessimistic about the economy right now, but the future looks a bit brighter.
Job gains and slow steady growth are the path for the country and California for the next few years, according to economists at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Express Trade Capital Inc. named Ignatius “Nat” Marotta as first senior vice president for the New York–based finance company, which specializes in trade finance, factoring and purchase-order financing.
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Stage Stores executive Kenneth J. Lettre offered some words of advice for avoiding chargebacks.
As consumers alter their buying patterns, developers across the country are blowing up shopping centers and redrawing their mall maps to give more real estate to restaurants, nail salons and gadget stores and less square footage to clothing outposts.
By 2022, California will be the state with the highest minimum wage in the country, making it an expensive place to do business.