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Easter Shopping Boosted March Sales

By Andrew Asch | April 12, 2018

Retail sales for March faced some obstacles this year, but they came in better than expected.

Kore Collective Develops Activewear Biz On Many Fronts

Last year, Kore Collective formally launched its business with a website that focused on emerging and established activewear brands for the fitness buff who wants everything cool in workout gear.

Gen Z Prefers 90s Brands in the Age of Instagram

This year, teens in the United States spent 38 percent of their shopping time at traditional department and specialty stores—down 3 percent from last year—while 19 percent of their shopping time was spent online compared with 17 percent last year. Amazon.com retained its position as the top online marketplace for teens.

Rodeo Drive Keeps Its Retail Luster With Recent Deal

Rodeo Drive Keeps Its Retail Luster With Recent Deal

Vacancy is common for most retail streets under attack from e-commerce competitors, but not Rodeo Drive. There is hardly a vacant space on the hoity-toity retail shopping district in Beverly Hills, Calif. When real-estate news is made on the street, it makes a splash.

Discounts for U.S. Retail in 2018

For retailers, 2018 is going to be another year for big discounts as consumers see their wallets shrink from rising healthcare costs that are eating into their discretionary income.

Major Partner Exits The Bloc Shopping Center

After five years of working to rehab The Bloc retail center in downtown Los Angeles, The Ratkovich Co. has sold its interest in the venture to its partner, National Real Estate Advisors, for an unspecified amount. Blue Vista Capital remains on board.

Australia’s Honey Birdette Rolling Out a Chain of U.S. Lingerie Stores

The lingerie label Honey Birdette started out in Australia in 2006 as a tiny boutique in Brisbane’s West End—a hip area known for its bars and ethnic restaurants. Over time, the label grabbed people’s attention by selling to bachelorette parties that visited the store.

Desert Hills Premium Outlets Announces Expansion

Desert Hills Premium Outlets, the gargantuan outlet mall between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, recently announced it would be adding 5,000 square feet of retail space at its shopping center in Cabazon, Calif.

Guess Earnings Fall for Fiscal 2018

Guess? Inc., the decades-old denim and lifestyle label, no longer counts on the United States for the bulk of its sales.

TalkShopLive Retails Through Live Streaming Video

The days of selling clothing on e-commerce with still photographs are considered boring to Tina and Bryan Moore, who recently launched the e-platform TalkShopLive.

February Retail Sales See Solid Jump

February was a very good month for sales. The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales last month rose 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow.

Trend Forecaster WGSN Paints a Picture of the Future Consumer

In 2020, consumers will increasingly be doing business by smartphone while retailers will depend more on artificial intelligence and virtual reality to produce retail experiences. Young consumers will be more likely to support businesses imbued with a sense of activism, such as Patagonia.

Allen Schwartz Closes Flagship Store

After a 30-year run in Santa Monica, Calif., the flagship store for the Allen Schwartz label has closed its doors.

Ross’ Fourth-Quarter Sales Climb

Off-price retailer Ross Stores Inc. reported a very good fourth quarter in fiscal 2017.

Westside Pavilion to be Remodeled Into Offices

Facing a future as a mall with no traditional anchors, Los Angeles’ Westside Pavilion will be undergoing a major revamp to turn it into creative offices.

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