Late Tax Returns Affect Retailers Counting on a Shopping Boost

By Deborah Belgum | April 18, 2019

The U.S. economy is expected to cruise along at a moderate speed this year after whizzing past the speed limit last year.

How Apparel Companies Can Deal With a Slowing Economy

The formula for doing business is slowly changing this year. While interest rates were rising at a steady pace last year, it’s a different story this year. The Federal Reserve hasn’t raised benchmark interest rates in 2019 and may even lower them, which is good news for apparel manufacturers and retailers.

Levi Strauss & Co. Closes Above IPO Pricing With Unexpected Investors

Following the initial public offering price of $17 per share, San Francisco’s Levi Strauss & Co. closed at $22.41 per share on March 21, up $5.41, a 31.82 percent increase.

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Downshifting in the Economy

Slower economy sees slower housing starts this year and next.

LAEDC Economic Report Sees U.S. Growth Over the Next Two Years

Economy will slow down but will be on a positive path over the next two years.

How to Tackle the China Trade-War Challenges

In the past year, it has become increasingly more challenging to be an apparel manufacturer, importer or retailer in the United States as uncertainty surrounds trade with China.

Despite a Few Ripples, the U.S. Economy Is Poised for Growth

If you had to describe what the economic outlook was for 2019, you might be inclined to liken it to the Charles Dickens novel “A Tale of Two Cities.”

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees a Slowing Economy With Trade Causing Potential Problems

The UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts the economy will slow down in 2019 and then nearly even out in 2020.

Levi’s Sees Solid Revenue Growth in the Third Quarter

Levi Strauss & Co. has been on a roll lately, reporting its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.

Stitch Fix Headed for Great Britain

Stitch Fix Inc., an on-demand, personal-styling service based in San Francisco that offers online-apparel subscriptions and personal-shopping services, is headed to Great Britain next year.

The U.S. Economy Cruises Along But With Speed Bumps Down the Road

Could the U.S. economy be partying like there’s no tomorrow only to be faced with a hangover in two years?

How Healthy Is the Retail Industry and What Lies Ahead?

We asked finance experts and factors to give us their take on the retail industry and how it is shaping up this year.

A Budding Trade War Could Harm a Growing U.S. and California Economy

A Budding Trade War Could Harm a Growing U.S. and California Economy

Despite rumblings of a trade war, the U.S. economy is marching forward at a nice pace as the U.S. unemployment rate hits a low not seen for almost 50 years.

How Missteps in Trade Could Flip the U.S. Economy

Trade and tariffs could be the make or break factors when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy.

Jobs in the Creative Industries Take a Big Step Forward in California

Over the past five years, the creative economy in California has seen a growth spurt as more jobs have been added in the sector’s core areas of entertainment, fashion and publishing.