Reports

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

Walmart to Cut Spending, Focus on Smaller Stores

Walmart Logo

Bentonville, AR--Walmart lowered the high end of its capital spending forecast for fiscal 2011 by $1 billion and says it will … [Read more...]

Burberry Pushes into China as Half Year Sales Rise

Burberry

London—Burberry executives said today that the company will continue its push into China after the British luxury house posted a … [Read more...]

Mulberry Sales Rise 57%, Lifts Full-Year Forecast

Mulberry's Alexa bag

Somerset, England--Shares in Mulberry hit a new highs last week after the British leathergoods brand reported record sales … [Read more...]

American Apparel Taps Ex-Blockbuster CFO

American Apparel

Los Angeles--American Apparel has hired former Blockbuster chief financial officer Tom Casey as its acting president, who will be … [Read more...]

Syms 2Q Losses Widen Despite Sales Rise

Syms

Losses at cut-price apparel retailer Syms widened in its second quarter despite a healthy sales rise prompted by the company’s … [Read more...]

Back to School Bolsters Sept. Sales

Back to School

As parents bought back to school merchandise closer once again, September retail sales showed solid gains besting Wall Street’s … [Read more...]

NRF Predicts 2.3% Holiday Sales Increase

Holiday shopping mall

Washington–Following a ho-hum 2009 and a disastrous 2008 holiday seasons, retailers can expect to get more into the holiday spirit … [Read more...]

Pandora Shares Leap to $2.1 Billion at IPO Debut

Pandora bracelet

Copenhagen--Danish jeweler Pandora made a debut worth up to $2.1 billion in one of Europe's largest market listings this year, as … [Read more...]

Plans for new Gottchalks Chain Postponed Until 2011

Gottschalks by Joe Levy

Fresno, CA—Fans of the recently defunct Gottschalks department store had hopes that their favorite retailer would be returning to … [Read more...]

Talbots Outlines 3-Year Growth Plan

Talbot's

Hingham, MA--Talbots is to target top-line sales growth of 4% to 6% between 2010 and 2013, as part of a strategic review being … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales May Increase 2% to 2.5% Over Last Year

Holiday sales trends from Kantar.

Holiday sales are expecting to increase modestly this year—ranging from 2% to 2.5%--improving from last year but still far from … [Read more...]

August Spending Edged Up Ahead of Expectations

August Spending Edges Up

Washington—The U.S. Commerce Department reported today that American consumers spending and incomes rose in August exceeding … [Read more...]