Spending growth on apparel lagged far behind total consumer spending on goods and services in March.Read more
US apparel imports fell slightly in the first quarter of 2017, and Vietnam continues to come out ahead in growth.Read more
U.S. apparel imports recovered in March, after a double-digit decline in February but still lagged overall imports as the troubled brick-and-mortar retail environment and multiplying store closure announcements have many large merchants curtailing orders.Read more
In a widely expected move, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday,
which analysts said should add stability to global currencies.
Cotton prices have increased by about 9 percent so far in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Read more
Store foot traffic and sales in the U.S. both fell in March, according to analytics firm Retail Next, but the declines were the lowest since November 2016.Read more
Retail sales growth slowed in March compared to recent months.Read more