Reports

Accessories magazine’s Annual Census Report; industry statistics; retail earnings

November Retail Sales Better Than Expected

November "sales second" best ever

Washington—After the U.S. Department of Commerce reported today that November retail sales rose 0.8% to $378.7 billion, some … [Read more...]

Gap Opens Store in Milan Banana Republic Next

Gap

Milan--So much for Italian chic! Those ever-fashionable Italians are about to get a dose of casual Americana, as The Gap … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Deadlocked Over Costco Grey Market Case

Costco vs. Omega

Washington—Due a 4 to 4 split in the U.S. Supreme Court today on whether Costco Wholesale Corp. could be held liable for copyright … [Read more...]

Bakers Footwear Narrows Q3 Loss

Bakers Store Front

St Louis--Bakers Footwear Group has narrowed its third-quarter loss thanks to higher sales at its 236 stores. Net loss for the … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Awaits Obama’s Signature

All accessories (except handbags) would have to be labeled if the Truth in Fur Label Act becomes law

Washington—In a rare instance of bipartisanship in a turbulent lame duck session of Congress, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q1 Profit Triples

Neiman Marcus

Dallas—Mirroring increases that many European luxurygoods companies have been reporting recently, Neiman Marcus Inc. posted today … [Read more...]

Talbots Q3 Profits Rises Forecasts Weak Q4

Talbot's

Hingham, MA—Shares of Talbots dropped more than 20% today after the specialty retailer reported its third quarter earnings and … [Read more...]

J. Crew Buyout ‘Threatened’ by Q3 Results

J.Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler

New York—The $3 billion private equity buyout of J. Crew almost didn’t happen when the buyers threatened to abandon the deal … [Read more...]

Dollar General Lifts Outlook on Q3 Sales Hike

Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN--Dollar General Corporation has raised its full-year earnings outlook after posting a 68.4% hike in third … [Read more...]

Hermes Family Defense to Form Holding Company

Hermes store

Paris— Hermès family majority shareholders said Sunday they plan to seek approval to form a holding company to thwart further … [Read more...]

Customer Service Report the Top 10 Retailers

LL Bean

Washington—With million of Americans flood stores and websites in search of holiday deals, the NRF Foundation, the research and … [Read more...]

More Q3 Reports: Charming Shoppes, Express, rue21, Zumiez

Rue21

Rue21 and Zumiez reported higher third quarter sales and income. Charming Shoppes posted flat sales for the quarter with its … [Read more...]