“Above-Plan” Sales Give Ross Stores a 17% Profit Hike


Pleasanton, CA—Ross Stores credited “above-plan sales and merchandise gross margin” in helping it book a 17% hike in its second … [Read more...]

Sears Q2 Loss Bigger Than Expected

Apparel sales, including those from its exclusive Kardashian Kollection, have been a bright spot for Sears.

Hoffman Estates, IL—Sears Holdings Corp. today reported a bigger-than-expected loss due to weaker sales, heavy discounting and … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q2 Profit Falls on Sales Miss

Stage Stores' "outfit of the month" promotion on social media

Houston—Reporting that its second quarter earnings dropped 18%, Stage Stores Inc. today lowered its full year profit.For the … [Read more...]

Stein Mart Q2 Profit Jumps on Better Sales, Margins

Coming soon: Stein Mart.com

Jacksonville, FL—Stein Mart today reported that its second quarter profit jumped 47.8% as the off-price retailer’s sales and … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Narrows Q2 Loss, But Sales Softened


York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores Inc. today posted a narrowed second quarter loss despite its sales being hindered by bad weather and … [Read more...]

Target Q2 Profit Hit by Canadian Expansion, Softer Sales

Target to Try on New Size at Retail

Minneapolis—Target Corp.’s second quarter profit edged past expectations today but the costs of its Canadian expansion and … [Read more...]

Despite a Profit Increase, AEO’s Q2 Sales Decline, Forecast Lowered

American Eagle Outfitters

Pittsburgh—Despite an uptick in profit, American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) suffered a drop in sales during its second quarter—and the … [Read more...]

Swiss Watch Brand Claims Knock Off by Hilfiger, Movado

Tommy Hilfiger Eton watch made by Movado Group

New York—Audemars Piguet, a 140-year-old high-end Swiss watchmaker, is charging Movado Group  and Tommy Hilfiger USA with knocking … [Read more...]

JCPenney Q2 Loss Nearly $600 Million, Sales Down 12%


Plano, TX—No one was expecting good news at JCPenney’s second quarter report released today, but the struggling department store … [Read more...]

TJX Q2 Beats Estimates, Raises Full Year Outlook

TJX Cos.

Framingham, MA—Consumer demand for bargains helped TJX Cos. into a 14% second quarter profit increase and into a higher forecast … [Read more...]

Full Price Sales Help Urban Outfitters into a 25% Profit Increase


Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters Inc. said Monday afternoon that more full price sales and improved gross margin resulted in a 25% … [Read more...]

Saks Inc. Swings into Larger-Than-Expected Q2 Loss

Proenza Schouler handbags at Saks Fifth Avenue

New York—While Saks Inc. has 40 days to find another company to outbid Hudson’s Bay Company’s $16 a share (about $2.4 billion) … [Read more...]