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U.S. May Jewelry Store Sales Decline 4% to $3B
U.S. specialty jewelry store sales fell 4.4 percent year on year to $2.703 billion in May, according to the latest government calculations. The decline was noticeable considering that preliminary sales of jewelry and watches across...
Research Jul 14, 2015 Jeff Miller
U.S. Jewelry Store Sales -2% to $2B
U.S. specialty jewelry store sales fell 2.4 percent year on year to $2.221 billion in April, according to government calculations. The decline at specialty stores was more pronounced than for the sector as a whole, as jewelry and...
Research Jun 11, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Shoppers Select Pure Gold Jewellers as 'Best Consumer Friendly Retailer'
Pure Gold Jewellers was named the "Best Consumer Friendly Retailer" for the gold jewelry retail category by the Department of Economic Development in the United Arab Emirates. The retailer garnered the highest rating...
Marketing Apr 29, 2015 Jeff Miller
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U.S. February Jewelry Store Sales -5% to $3B
U.S. specialty jewelry store sales fell 5.4 percent year on year to $2.72 billion in February, according to government calculations. The sales decline was much more severe than the preliminary totals anticipated for jewelry...
Research Apr 14, 2015 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Consumers Need to Hear From Socially Responsible Retailers
The third annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index, which measures U.S. consumers' appetite for corporate social responsibility, found that 32 percent of shoppers intend to spend more with socially responsible companies this year. The...
Research Apr 09, 2015 Jeff Miller
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NRF Creates Retail Research & Analysis Center
The National Retail Federation (NRF), the largest U.S. organization that represents retailers, invested several million dollars in creating a Retail Research and Analysis Center, which will serve as a hub for economic and consumer...
Research Apr 09, 2015 Jeff Miller
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NRF Forecasts Retail Sales Will Increase in 2015
The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecast that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, will increase 4.1 percent in 2014. Non-store sales in 2015 are forecast to grow between 7 and...
Research Feb 12, 2015 Jeff Miller
CES Showcases Wearable Tech From Swarovski, Withings, Logbar, Garmin
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas this week will attract more than 160,000 attendees before it closes on January 9 and has already been making headlines with new wearable accessories,...
Technology Jan 06, 2015 Jeff Miller
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NRF: Congress Must Pass Data Breach Notification Standards
The National Retail Federation (NRF) along with 43 other organizations urged U.S. Congress to immediately pass a comprehensive breach notification law to establish a national standard for notifying consumers when a business suffers a security breach involving...
Financial-Legal Nov 07, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Affluent Households Adopt Austerity Measures
U.S. retailers that market to affluent households will need to be at the top of their game this year to convince consumers to spend. Affluent consumer confidence dropped in April to levels that have not been seen since late...
Research May 06, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Jewelry Price Inflation +4% in July
The U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for jewelry posted its largest increase in 16 months, rising 4.3 percent year on year to 180.9 points in July. However, for the first seven months of 2013, the jewelry...
Research Aug 15, 2013 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Levels Off
U.S. consumer confidence has leveled off in recent weeks, according to the Gallup Organization, as signs from the nation's economy turn mixed compared with early June. Nonetheless, Gallup observed that consumer confidence remains...
Research Jul 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
The Rapaport Certification Conference
The Rapaport Certification Conference, now in its fourth year, explores the current state of diamond certification and grading laboratories. This conference is an opportunity for viewers to learn about the nuances and standards of grading used...
Research Jun 12, 2013 Rapaport News
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Varda Shine Discusses Liquidity Concerns, Diamond Prices and Demand
De Beers rough prices have increased by mid- to high-single digit percentages since the beginning of 2013, Varda Shine, De Beers executive president of global sightholder sales, told Rapaport News. She added that certain categories of rough...
Rough Markets Jun 01, 2013 Rapaport News
Majority of U.S. Consumers to Adjust Discretionary Spending Lower
The National Retail Federation's (NRF) annual ''tax returns'' survey, conducted by BIGinsight, revealed that 73.3 percent of U.S. consumers claimed their spending plans have taken a hit due to the expiration of a temporary payroll tax...
Retail Feb 21, 2013 Jeff Miller
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PC Jeweller to Increase Focus on Diamond Jewelry
India’s PC Jeweller Ltd. (PCJ) plans to enhance its focus on diamond jewelry given their higher profit margins and as consumers' buying behavior is increasingly shifting towards diamond jewelry from gold jewelry.PCJ on Thursday reported sales...
Retail Feb 08, 2013 Dilipp S Nag
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India’s Luxury Market May Grow to $15B by 2015
India’s luxury market is expected to grow 25 percent in 2013 and at that same rate for the next two years, up from the current level of $8 billion and irrespective any global economic slowdown, according to a study by ASSOCHAM-Yes...
Retail Feb 06, 2013 Dilipp S Nag
Gallup: Daily Consumer Spending Inches Higher
Gallup determined that U.S. consumers spent an average of $77 per day in August, up from $73 in July, and the best August spending level recorded since 2008. The daily average in August was also the...
Research Sep 07, 2012 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Improvement Stalls in June
U.S. consumer confidence in June was at 62 points (1985=100), according to The Conference Board, up from 58.5 points one year ago. The consumer Expectations Index was flat year on year at 72.3 points and the Present...
Research Jun 27, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Watch Martin Rapaport in 'State of the Diamond Industry' Presentation
The following video presentation of Martin Rapaport, the chairman of the Rapaport Group of Companies, lays out the state of the diamond industry along with global economic trends and issues affecting demand. In addition, Farai...
Polished Markets Jun 20, 2012 Rapaport News
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