US Retail Holiday Hiring Fails to Materialize in November

The economy added 178,000 jobs in November, but the retail sector downsized, the latest indication that the industry is not benefitting from the economic recovery and that planned seasonal hiring for 2016 hasn’t actually materialized.

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Black Friday, Politics and Halloween Roiled Retail Sales in Novemember

U.S. store foot traffic and sales both dropped in November, a month that included Halloween by the way the calendar fell, the presidential election and Black Friday. However, the month ended on a positive note as Thanksgiving week resulted in busier stores and ringing cash……...

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Despite TPP Limbo, Vietnam Strengthens Position in US Market

Regardless of TPP's future, Vietnam continues to strengthen its hold on the U.S. apparel market. Though still the number two source after China, it has gained the most share of any top 10 apparel trading partners, and is on track to ship a record amount of apparel to the U.S. this year.

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Store Traffic Continues to Fall

A variation on “out of sight, out of mind,” is being played in malls across the U.S., and its theme is simple: People aren’t going to stores as often as they used to, and it’s impacting retail sales in a major way.

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Clothing Store Sales Picked Up in October But Department Stores Continued to Suffer

Sales at clothing and accessories stores bounced back from a bleak September to rise in October, as shoppers began to splash out on fall apparel despite unseasonably warm weather.

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