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Bold colors, metallics, sporty styles well suited for shoppers

...one-piece has the ability to be able to contour one's figure in a better way," said Marshal Cohen, NPD's chief retail analyst.MIX AND MATCH: Women are increasingly buying a basic swim bottom that fits well and pairing it with multiple tops...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-05-24/bold-colors-metallics-sporty-styles
Dress shopping might be precarious task for plus-size girls

...plus-size women's business has "pretty much been ignored by the big stores," said Marshal Cohen, NPD's chief retail analyst.The shop in Pine Beach, N.J., where Giorno found her dress, called New York City Glitz, makes it a priority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-19/dress-shopping-can-be-tricky-plus-s
Retailers upset with '96 results

...better," said Karen Sack, a retail analyst at Standard & Poor's Corp...would, said Terence McEvoy, a retail analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott Inc...pickup," said Jeffrey Edelman, a retail analyst at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/02/bus_202014.shtml
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Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

...year even people who normally complete shopping earlier completed shopping later," said Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at market research firm NPD Group.The late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/online-shopping-grows-some
Retailers might regret decision to get jump on Black Friday

...What do you do next? Start on Wednesday?" said retail analyst Howard Davidowitz. The increasingly earlier start...their most important week for consumer spending.Retail analyst Davidowitz calls the ever-earlier store openings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-23/retailers-might-regret-decision-get
Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

...lists."They become less surgical in their shopping behavior," said Bill Martin, executive vice president of retail analyst ShopperTrak. "That opens the door to more impulse buying."Lower gas prices also tend to encourage a big-ticket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-27/lower-gas-prices-lifting-h
Amazon, stores compete for holiday shoppers

...rate."Online retailers have put so much pressure on brick-and-mortar stores," said Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at market researcher The NPD Group. "Brick-and-mortar retailers are trying to make people feel like the store...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-29/amazon-stores-compete-holi
J.C. Penney results show signs of life

...period behind winter holidays.Bernard Sosnick, a retail analyst at Gilford Securities, said based on the results...of the tunnel," Sosnick said. Paul Swinand, a retail analyst at Morning Star, agreed, saying Penney "is showing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-20/jc-penney-results-show-sig
Stores offer incentives to make holiday shopping cheap and easy

...there are stores are offering more shipping options."Now I'm not necessarily tied to Amazon," said Edwards, a retail analyst and principal at investment firm Trutina Financial. "I can go to Nordstrom, Saks or Target and have stuff available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-21/stores-offer-incentives-ma
Holiday sales in question

...for this holiday season," said Michael Niemira, a retail analyst at Bank of Toyko-Mitsubishi in New York. It's...the consumer's mind," said Phil Kowalczyk, a retail analyst at the Atlanta-based consulting firm Kurt Salmon...

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