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The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google

cnbc.com — Normcore? So last year. String bikinis? Most definitely over. Even interest in skinny jeans may be waning, if six billion fashion-related queries by Google users are any indication of this year's most popular trends. Instead, consumers are Googling tulle skirts, midi skirts, palazzo pants and jogger pants, according to the company, which plans to start issuing fashion trend reports based on user searches twice a year.

Fashion Is Trending, in Google Searches

nytimes.com — Source: Google Methodology: Google analyzed six billion queries related to the apparel category from January 2012 to February 2015. The data was analyzed by Olivier Zimmer of Google, a fashion data scientist, and Yarden Horwitz, a fashion brand strategist. Search data is not comparable between trends.

The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google

nytimes.com — Normcore? So last year. String bikinis? Most definitely over. Even interest in skinny jeans may be waning, if six billion fashion-related queries by Google users are any indication of this year's most popular trends. Instead, consumers are Googling tulle skirts, midi skirts, palazzo pants and jogger pants, according to the company, which plans to start issuing fashion trend reports based on user searches twice a year.

To Lure Back Young Shoppers, Abercrombie Puts On a Shirt

nytimes.com — Smooth, shirtless torsos have long greeted shoppers at Abercrombie & Fitch - in its ads, and sometimes in the flesh. But no longer. The youth apparel retailer said Friday it would no longer use shirtless male models at store openings and events and would remove "sexualized" images from ads and shopping bags.

Spanx Tries to Loosen Up Its Image

nytimes.com — Spanx, the flab-obscuring, body-sculpting line of bras and bodysuits, helped a generation of women squeeze into ever-tinier dresses. Now it's struggling with its own image problem. "Compression is just so 15 years ago," said Jacqui Stafford, a fashion editor and celebrity stylist in New York.

As McDonald's sales slide, chief vows changes

smh.com.au — "We need to act - now:" McDonald's has flagged major changes as it fights to adapt to consumer tastes. McDonald's reported gloomy earnings Wednesday, warning of fewer customers around the world and striking a stark contrast to the booming fortunes of fast-casual restaurants like taco maker Chipotle that are sapping the Golden Arches.

McDonald’s Earnings Stumble on Sluggish Sales

nytimes.com — McDonald's reported weak earnings on Wednesday, warning of fewer customers around the world and striking a stark contrast to the booming fortunes of fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle that are sapping the Golden Arches.

Listeria Leads to Major Ice Cream Recall

nytimes.com — The alert hit HEB Grocery in San Antonio late Monday: Blue Bell Creameries, a Southwestern favorite and the country's third-largest ice cream brand, was recalling all its frozen desserts over concerns of contamination by the potentially deadly bacteria listeria.

Laid-Off Walmart Workers Head to Labor Board

nytimes.com — A union representing Walmart workers laid off after the abrupt closing of five stores last week planned to seek an injunction on Monday from the National Labor Relations Board that would require the retailer to rehire all 2,200 affected workers.

Etsy I.P.O. Tests Pledge to Emphasize Social Mission Over Profit

nytimes.com — The online craft bazaar Etsy made its debut on the Nasdaq stock market Thursday, signaling the birth of an unusual public corporation - and not just because its employees carry around compost on bicycles, or because its regulatory filings are peppered with phrases like, "We keep it real, always."
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