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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.

Amazon’s fashion expansion continues with forays into luxury and physical retail: The company’s high-end ambitions are at odds with its emphasis on value and low prices.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss brand revitalization and how retailers reinvent themselves to stay relevant. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four brands that have succeeded at becoming cool again. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Andrew Lipsman.

US consumers can’t get enough of luxury retail: While Walmart and Target struggle, LVMH and Burberry benefit as affluent customers ramp up their spending.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Duncan Blair, SVP of marketing, support and sales at Article, about best strategies to convey to customers the “feel” of products and shoppable video.

Nike’s shift to D2C gives other sportswear brands an opening: Adidas, Reebok, Allbirds, and more are jockeying to take Nike’s place on store shelves.

From 1,000 songs in your pocket to $3 trillion in theirs: The iconic music player set the computer maker on a course to dominate consumer products that carried over to the iPhone and beyond.

More brands are turning to textile tracing initiatives to assess environmental impact: But these measures may result in more headaches than actual change.

Insider intelligence spoke with Andrew Condispoti, co-CEO of Goodlife Clothing, about the brand.

Christina Cubeta, chief merchandising officer of Florists’ Transworld Delivery (FTD), shared with Insider Intelligence how cultural trends impact the creation of their products.

Resale is on-brand for outdoor retailers REI, Patagonia, and Dick’s: It’s also a massive opportunity as consumers are increasingly looking to buy pre-owned items.

Roderick Morris co-founded Lovevery to provide parents with a subscription-based model of toys that evolve with children as they develop. He spoke with Insider Intelligence about expanding the subscription business internationally, providing parents with proper data to make purchasing decisions for their children, and more.

Inflation isn’t stopping consumers from buying premium brands: Levi’s and Birkenstocks are some of the companies leveraging their brand equity to raise prices and secure favorable retail partnerships.

Store brands have traditionally proliferated when inflation or a recession spurs consumers to spend more conservatively. But as store brands become more premium and fill specific customer needs, price is no longer the only driving factor.

Farfetch and Neiman Marcus join forces to update luxury retail for the ecommerce age: The fashion platform will invest up to $200 million in the retailer, with the latter using Farfetch’s ecommerce tools to power digital channels.

Chinese fast-fashion retailer Shein seeks a $100 billion valuation: That’s more than the combined worth of H&M and Zara, despite Shein selling exclusively online.

In our 2022 US Apparel Retail Features Benchmark report, we break down the online and in-store features apparel shoppers value the most.

Amazon’s digital sales will grow significantly faster than the overall market in four categories this year.