Apparel prices turned in their second largest increase in nearly two and a half years.
According to Consumer Price Index data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce, prices for all goods and services rose compared to the same month last year.Read More
Given the increased promotional climate, it is safe to say that official CPI data are, if anything, an understatement of the widespread price erosion within the apparel sector.
Inflation crept up again in November, driven by higher housing and gasoline costs, but apparel prices remained virtually flat, as consumers began to take advantage of what many retail analysts predict will go down as one of the most promotional Holiday selling seasons in recent history.Read More
The apparel pricing roller coaster that’s wreaked havoc on retailers’ profits of late has started a slow ascent.Read More
Consumer costs rose slightly in September, but apparel prices fell for the first time since June.Read More
The long stretch of falling womenswear prices doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.Read More
What a difference a month makes.Read More
After slowing in February, U.S. apparel price deflation reared its ugly head again in March, according to data released Wednesday.Read More
Prices for apparel continued their downward spiral, pressured by the sluggish and highly promotional women’s sector.Read More