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Center for Education and Research in Retailing

Kelley School of Business, Kalypso and CollegeFashionista develop index of fashion innovation trends

College Fashionista

As a result of a partnership between Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, Kalypso and, a new quarterly index will measure consumer sentiment towards fashion trends in the apparel, footwear and accessory industry. Full Story >>

IU's Center for Education and Research in Retailing projects a 1 percent decline in holiday sales

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While the forecast for 2009 holiday retail sales is not as grim as a year ago, when seasonal activity fell by 3.8 percent from 2007, the Center for Education and Research in Retailing at IU's Kelley School of Business still projects a 1 percent decline. Full Story >>

Kelley School expert: 2008 holiday season for retailers could be among the worst ever

Theresa Williams

Christmas decorations and music have been in some stores since Halloween and many retailers have used early promotions and high markdowns to register sales. But it may not be enough to prevent one of the worst holiday shopping seasons ever, according to a retail expert in IU's Kelley School of Business. Full Story >>

Students learn the benefits of Twitter from Zappos CEO and professor

Tony Hsieh

Barack Obama twitters; and so does Tony Hsieh, CEO of, the world's largest online shoe retailer. Now some Kelley marketing students and their instructor are adding their "Tweets" to the mix. Full Story >>

Fourth quarter retail to be up by 4.9 percent

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According to a new retail outlook released today (Nov. 1) by IU's Kelley School of Business, fourth quarter sales at traditional department stores are expected to be robust, increasing by 4.9 percent over the same period in 2003. Full Story >>