Reports

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

Postal Services Report Shipping Peaks

Postal Sevice Reports Shipping Peaks

Memphis and Atlanta—Santa's helpers (FedEx, UPS and the U.S Postal Service) are busier than ever.If the latest shipping and … [Read more...]

Study: 50% of Smart Phone Users Plan Mobile Shopping

smart phone shopping

New York—If you think that mobile commerce is a future technology for retail, think again. A recent survey of 2,000 U.S. consumer … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]