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Despite Increased Q4 Costs, Limited Brands’ Result Beat Forecasts

2012 swim catalog from Victoria's Secret, owned by Limited Brands

Columbus, OH—Despite a fourth quarter profit decline due to restructuring costs at its La Senza lingerie brand, Limited Brands … [Read more...]

Giving a Hand to the Umbrella Business?

Give them a hand? Starkweather's Bridget umbrella

Brooklyn, NY—It was a dark and stormy night. (Sorry couldn’t resist that line in an umbrella article).If you were one of those … [Read more...]

Sears to Raise $1 Billion by Selling Divisions, Stores

Sears Holdings

Hoffman Estates, IL—In the wake of its fourth quarter loss of more than $2.4 billion, Sears Holdings said today it hopes to raise … [Read more...]

Target Q4 Profit Edges Down on Sluggish Holiday Sales

The Jason Wu for Target capsule collection premiered earlier this month.

Minneapolis—Target today said it saw a decline in its fourth quarter profit due to more sluggish-than-expected holiday sales, but … [Read more...]

A Holiday Sales Slump Hurts Kohl’s Q4 Profit

Rock and Republic at Kohl's

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s reported today that its fourth quarter profit dipped nearly 8% as its holiday sales slumped. Analysts … [Read more...]

Dillard’s Q4 Profit Increases 16% on Tax Credit

Dillard's store

Little Rock, AR—Dillard’s Inc. reported today a higher fourth quarter profit thanks to a tax credit and nearly flat spending on … [Read more...]

Chico’s Q4 Profit, Sales Beat Estimates

A "bold in the boardroom" wear to work look from Chico's White House|Black Market stores

Fort Myers, FL—Chico’s FAS reported today that its fourth quarter profit and sales beat forecasts, due primarily to a strong sales … [Read more...]

Buxton Now Gets Comfortable in Slippers

Buxton Slippers

Lanoka Harbor, NJ--It may be one of the oldest names in the small leathergoods business, but Buxton isn’t a brand to rest on its … [Read more...]

Collective Brands Steps Up Expansion to 10 More Countries


Lexington, MA—Collective Brands continues to step up its global expansion.The footwear giant’s Performance + Lifestyle Group, … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree Q4 Profit Rises but Misses on Holiday Sales

Dollar Tree Stores

Chesapeake, VA—Dollar Tree posted today better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings even though its holiday sales failed to meet … [Read more...]

Walmart Q4 Profit Lower, but U.S. Sales Pick Up

Walmart Everyday Low Prices Campaign

Bentonville, AR—Walmart reported today that its fourth quarter earnings were less than a year ago, but that its U.S. division is … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Success Buoys Macy’s Inc. Q4 Results

Macy's Inc.

Cincinnati—Citing holiday sales that beat its management’s forecasts, Macy’s Inc. today reported a 12% in its fourth quarter … [Read more...]