Reports

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

Gap Inc. Centralizes Global Operations Ahead of Overseas Push

A Gap store opened in Shanghai last year. Another 10 stores are planned for China.

San Francisco--Gap Inc. is consolidating its international operations into one unit based in London as part of a major push to … [Read more...]

European Stocks Rise as LVMH, Burberry Report Sales Gains

LVMH

LVMH Q1 Sales Rise 17%, Strong Across All Categories Paris—LVMH, the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate, reported Monday … [Read more...]

Merchandise Miss Leads Christopher & Banks to Q4 Loss

Christopher & Banks

Plymouth, MN--Christopher & Banks reported Thursday a fourth-quarter loss of $16.7 million, or 47 cents per share, which was … [Read more...]

UK Accessories Brand L.K. Bennett Comes Stateside; Opens First Store

L.K. Bennett

London--The British are coming! The British are coming! Actually, they’ve already arrived.“Accessible luxury” British … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel, Food Costs

Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel and Food Costs

Washington—Retail sales rose again in March, marking the tenth consecutive month of increases; however, most of the increase could … [Read more...]

NPD: Specialty Stores Gain Market Share in Apparel

NPD SPECIALTY STORES

Port Washington—The return of women consumers who once again are shopping for newness has helped the specialty store retail … [Read more...]

Coach Mulls Listing in Hong Kong Stock Market?

Coach flagship store in Hong Kong

New York--Coach Inc. may be following in the footsteps of Prada Group, which soon plans to launch its initial public offering on … [Read more...]

NRF: Easter Sales Continue Climb to Pre-Recession Levels

Easter Basket

Washington–Although some retailers reported Thursday that their March sales dropped on account of a later Easter this year, … [Read more...]

March Sales Increase Modestly

Retail Sales

New York—While bad weather, rising gasoline prices and a later Easter lead retail analysts to forecast March retail sales would … [Read more...]

Uniqlo March Sales Rocked by Earthquake Disaster

Uniqlo

Tokyo--Fast Retailing saw total sales at its domestic Uniqlo stores fall 10.5% in March due to the effect of the devastating … [Read more...]

Cache Swings into Q4 Loss

Cache logo

New York--Cache has reported sloping sales and a net loss for the fourth quarter, but remained optimistic for the year … [Read more...]

BaselWorld 2011 Marks End to Luxury Slump

Baselworld 2011

Basel, Switzerland—Despite a theft of several millions worth of gems in its final days, BaselWorld 2011 finished Thursday on a … [Read more...]