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

Q4 Reports: Profits Down at Urban Outfitters, Hot Topic

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters’ Q4 Profits Decline 3.1% on Weaker Margins Philadelphia--Urban Outfitters Inc. posted an unexpectedly 3.1% … [Read more...]

February Retail Sales Beat Estimates

Retail Sales

New York—Despite rising gasoline prices and bad weather in much of the country, same store retail sales rose 4.3% in February, … [Read more...]

Hermes Reports Surge in Annual Profits

Hermes Birkin

Paris--Hermes International reported today a surge in its full year earnings with profits rising 44% to 668.2 million euros (about … [Read more...]

Family Dollar Rejects Trian Bid

Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine

Matthews, NC--The board of directors at Family Dollar Stores unanimously rejected last week a takeover bid from Trian Group, the … [Read more...]

NRF: Consumers to ‘Save a Little, Spend a Little’ with Tax Refunds

Consumers to save a little, spend a little with tax refunds

Washington–More Americans plan to spend their tax refunds on “a big ticket item” this year than last. At least that’s one of the … [Read more...]

Report: U.S., E.U. Online Sales to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

Online Sales

Cambridge, MA--Online retail in both the United States and Western Europe will continue on a double-digit growth trajectory over … [Read more...]

Accessories Census 2010

Accessories Census Report: 2011 projected Sales

Statistics from the retail and consumer community are clear: the U.S. recovery may be inching up but the accessories industry is … [Read more...]

Silver Sales Hit Highs at Retail Jewelers

The SilverMark is an identifying and unifying mark to unify communications, ad and POS materials

New York—It seems that silver deserves a gold medal.With gold prices through the roof, 87% of fine retail jewelers noted a … [Read more...]

Shareholders Approve $3 Billion J. Crew Buyout

J. Crew sign and logo

New York--J. Crew stockholders agreed today to the controversial $3 billion private equity buyout that had has been the subject of … [Read more...]

Kenneth Cole Narrows Q4 Loss on Higher Sales

Kenneth Cole

New York--Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has narrowed its fourth quarter loss thanks to higher sales and merchandise margins and … [Read more...]

Q4 Profits Up at Deckers, Crocs


Strong Ugg sales lift Deckers Outdoor Q4 Goleta, CA--Deckers Outdoor Corporation says it expects earnings to rise by 10% in the … [Read more...]

Q4 Profit Updates: JCPenney Jumps, Gap Improves

JC Penny

JCPenney Posts 35% Q4 Profit Increase Plano, TX—JCPenney posted today a 36% increase in its fourth quarter profit as sales of … [Read more...]