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Big Issues Will Affect Retail in 2019

By Andrew Asch | January 17, 2019

The past few years have been a time of upheaval for the fashion and fashion-retail businesses. Expect more in 2019.

Eco-Aware Consumers Value Sustainable Options, CGS Report Reveals

The mission-driven shopping trend among consumers is growing, according to a new report from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), a business-applications provider that counts Tommy Bahama, Vix Swimwear, Tea Collection, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Paige Denim and Livie and Luca among its clients.

Stitch Fix Welcomes Liz Williams to Its Board of Directors

Online personal styling service Stitch Fix announced that it has added Taco Bell International President Liz Williams to its board of directors.

Could Charlotte Russe Be Up for Sale or Headed for Bankruptcy?

After restructuring its debt by more than 50 percent last year, Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. could be up for sale or headed for bankruptcy restructuring.

Retail Sales in December See Mixed Results

December’s business is a crucial part of the holiday season’s sales, but for some retailers sales dipped from last year.

Hybrid Apparel Names New CEO

Hybrid Apparel names veteran retailer as new chief executive.

Could Charlotte Russe Be Up for Sale or Headed for Bankruptcy?

After restructuring its debt by more than 50 percent last year, Charlotte Russe Holding Inc. could be up for sale or headed for bankruptcy restructuring.

A Strong Holiday Shopping Season Rings In Change

A Strong Holiday Shopping Season Rings In Change

Sales for the 2018 holiday season were the strongest they have been in the past six years, rising 5.1 percent over last year’s holiday sales and totaling $850 billion, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, a research division for Mastercard.

Traditional Wholesaler-Retailer-Manufacturer Fashion Relationships Undergo an Evolution

Traditional Wholesaler-Retailer-Manufacturer Fashion Relationships Undergo an Evolution

It’s been a time of shake-ups for the apparel business.

The Most-Popular California Apparel News Stories of 2018

This year was filled with a raft of news about how U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods were affecting the U.S. apparel and textile industry, and that news occupied a lot of our readers’ attention.

Year in Review: The Retail News of 2018

The retail realm this year wasn’t quite as turbulent as in 2017, when more than 6,000 outposts closed their doors. Yes, retail bankruptcies were still occurring, such as the Los Angeles–based National Stores chain, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but then was given a lifeline. Overall, the pace of stores going out of business this year slowed.

Guess? Inc. Fined $45 Million for Violating EU Commerce Regulations

Following an antitrust investigation opened in June 2017, the European Commission has fined Los Angeles–based apparel brand Guess? Inc. for alleged practices the commission deemed restrictive to retailers.

Report Shows That Dollar Stores Are Popular for Holiday Shopping

People of all income levels and age brackets are shopping dollar stores this holiday season, according to a recent survey conducted by The NPD Group, a market-research and consumer-trends company in Port Washington, N.Y.

Former Brooks Brothers Building on Rodeo Drive Sells for $245 Million

Former Brooks Brothers Building on Rodeo Drive Sells for $245 Million

Former flagship on Rodeo Drive goes to luxury retailer with a major presence on the shopping street.

WGSN Report Takes a Look at the Future of Retail

WGSN Report Takes a Look at the Future of Retail

Los Angeles has become one of the world’s leading centers for retail experimentation.

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