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As classrooms fill up, we’re checking the trends on children’s apparel.

Nike wants Big Tech’s layoffs: In a shift to direct sales, Nike is spending big to lure technologists. It’s a trend that could diminish the tech sector’s pull on workers.

Plagued with supply chain issues and climbing operating costs, the first half 2022 has put footwear on its heels.

While others are struggling, luxury brands are taking a victory lap.

Here’s a snapshot of the retail licensing market.

The economy looks very different to high-income consumers: Luxury sales continue to soar, while lower-income shoppers rethink their priorities.

While Nordstrom hasn’t seen its customers cutting back, it could be only a matter of time before the recession comes for the department store.

Following the heels of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day ever, our Remaining Retail podcast team discussed what’s next for the retail giant.

The toy category seems to be immune from the struggles others are facing amid inflation, making it a perfect time for Toys R Us to stage a comeback.

Hasbro and Mattel are optimistic about the future: The resiliency of the toy category coupled with strong IP properties should keep both companies in the green, even in the event of a recession.

To reduce screen time, consumers are turning to the past for other entertainment mediums. Retailers, take note, as what’s old is new again.

Despite a less-than-stellar Q2, eBay still has few tricks up its sleeve.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss the current relevance of Prime Day, what to make of a second Prime Day in the fall, and which categories we should be watching. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three reasons consumers might have opted out of Prime Day. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Andrew Lipsman.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how retailers build a sense of urgency and the goals of retailer-specific holidays beyond just sales. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three examples of effective retail holiday marketing and discuss a miss. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analyst Suzy Davidkhanian and Briefings director Jeremy Goldman.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Stacey Howe, vice president of ecommerce at Cotopaxi, about running an outdoor gear brand with human sustainability and its approach to retail expansion.

Is now really the time for that metaverse campaign? Playboy and the Care Bears seem to think so, economic outlook be darned.

The fashion industry claims to be more sustainable than ever: But governments are cracking down on misleading labels and greenwashing.

Rising prices have US adults lowering their costs, and 51% of these cost-cutters are spending less on dining out. Other expenses are in their crosshairs as well: 47% are shelling out less for clothing, toys, travel, and entertainment.

Retailers struggle with online returns, but charging won’t help: Brands like Asos and Boohoo should focus on improving the customer experience to help mitigate the effects of inflation and bracketing.

We expect relatively strong performance on Prime Day despite a slow start to the year for Amazon and other etailers.