Ann Inc. Q4 Profit Up 8.7%, But Sales Miss Estimate

A print statement for Spring at Ann Taylor

New York—Ann Inc. ended its fiscal 2012 year with a strong fourth quarter showing today. The women’s specialty retailer reported … [Read more...]

PPR Close to Deal to Buy Pomellato?

Pomellato's Nudo rings in 18K rose gold with amethyst, Madeira quartz and London blue topaz.

Milan—Perhaps propelled on by rivals Swatch Group’s $1 billion purchase of Harry Winston and LVMH’s purchase of Bulgari, PPR, the … [Read more...]

Report: February Comp Sales Caught a Chill

February Retail Sales

New York—Despite a slight upsurge expected in Valentine’s Day spending, total February comparable store sales slowed due to bad … [Read more...]

Sycamore Partners Buys Hot Topic for $600 Million

Lucky Day for Hot Topic. A St. Patrick's Day promotion at Hot Topic stores.

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic was truly a hot topic today on Wall Street. That’s because Sycamore Partners, the private equity … [Read more...]

American Eagle Outfitters Q4 Profit Jumps 85%

AEO is once again asking customers to enter Project Live Your Life by showing their personal style and interests. Then, share with their  friends for a chance to win.

Pittsburgh—American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) today reported that its fourth quarter earnings jumped 85% as sales increased in … [Read more...]

NRF: St. Patrick’s Day to Bring Green to Retailers This Year?

St. Patrick's Day

Washington–St. Patrick’s Day may not have the gift-giving attributes that Valentine’s Day and other holidays have, but the … [Read more...]

American Apparel Surprises with Q4 Swing into Profit

Display at American Apparel's Carnaby store in London.

Los Angeles—American Apparel, the made-in-USA fashion basic specialty chain, surprised Wall Street Monday afternoon with a bullish … [Read more...]

Despite Markdown Pressure, Ascena Reports Better-Than-Expected Q2

A peek inside Lane Bryant's new flagship in Manhattan.

Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group, parent to dressbarn, Lane Bryant, Catherines and other specialty stores, reported Monday that its … [Read more...]

Gucci-Parent PPR Considering a More “Luxurious” Name?

François-Henri Pinault, CEO/chairman of PPR, which may re-brand itself soon.

Paris—What’s in a name? Plenty if you are one of the largest luxury and sports brand conglomerates boasting Gucci, Yves Saint … [Read more...]

Comp Store Sales Gains in North America Boost Q4 Profit for Gap Inc.

Old Navy

San Francisco—Boasting its best holiday quarter in six years, Gap Inc. today reported increased fourth quarter earnings aided by … [Read more...]

Chico’s Q4 Profit Up 26% on Strong Sales

The So Slimming collection at Chico's stores has been a major hit with consumers.

Fort Myers, FL—Bolstered by strong sales across all its retail brands, Chico’s FAS reported Thursday that its fourth quarter … [Read more...]

JCPenney’s Q4 Results: The “Worst in Retail History?”

700 Joe Fresh shops are being rolled out in JCPenney stores this spring.

Plano, TX—The quarterly report due after market close on Wednesday was expected to be bad, but it was even worse than … [Read more...]