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US Apparel Imports Slow in April, but Vietnam Continues to Make Headway

U.S. apparel imports were flat in April, bucking the trend of overall imports as the troubled brick-and-mortar situation, declining store traffic and weekly new store closure announcements continue to causing many merchants to rationalize inventory.

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Cotton Prices Settle Down in May

After briefly spiking during the month, cotton prices settled down, ending May lower than at the end of April.

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Apparel Prices Rise Marginally in April

Inflation increased in April compared to a year ago, buoyed by increases in energy, food, shelter, transportation services and healthcare. Apparel prices rose negligibly.

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Synthetic Fiber Prices Ease in April

The increase in global synthetic fiber prices that set nerves on edge during the first few months of 2017 slowed in April, according to the most recent data from PCI Research.

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US Consumers Confident but Thrifty as Spending Rises

Consumer spending has been rising faster than incomes, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Commerce data, but despite a high confidence level, savings is at its highest level in years.

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Economy Adds 211,000 Jobs in April, but Only 6,000 in Retail

U.S. employers added 211,000 jobs in April, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released last week, surpassing economists’ estimates. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, its lowest level in more than a decade. Retail had a net increase of only 6,000 jobs, however, further indication……...

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