Direct feeds from OTR editors expressing views on key issues and events in their industries, within and beyond the firm’s core coverage. Snapshots feature industry insights, source commentary and general observations.


October 30, 2018 | Consumer Retail

Ahead of the holidays, retailers are clamoring to capture business left by Toys-"R"-Us Inc., which closed its final stores in June. “Toys and baby goods are the opportunity. Retailers are focused on it,” said one home supplier.

October 23, 2018 | Consumer Retail

When Sears Holding Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, it didn’t come as a surprise to mall operators or vendors, who had believed for years the retailer was in a free fall.

October 16, 2018 | Cyclicals

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EV Still Leads Alternative-Fuel Options

September 20, 2018 | Consumer Retail

Five vendors to the mid-tier channel and one retail brand manager commented on the recent changes in the shipping landscape, both domestically and internationally.

September 12, 2018 | Consumer Retail

On Sept. 7, Tapestry Inc. debuted its Kate Spade collection designed under Nicola Glass's direction at New York's Fashion Week.

July 20, 2018 | Cyclicals
Strong Economy, Final Mile Boost Optimism
July 17, 2018 | TMT

Advertising spending on Inc.’s Twitch increased or remained the same yy for all five responding sources during 2Q18, driven by the rise of popular games like Fortnite that have expanded the platform’s audience.

June 28, 2018 | Consumer Retail

From a big-picture perspective, menswear now more than ever is where trends are started in fashion. Women’s fashion, from the perspective of design, distribution and marketing, is the laggard.


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