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Swatch Sues Target for Selling “Copies” of Its Watches

Case display of Swatch Group's recent Swatch brand watches

New York—Swatch Group SA, the world’s largest watchmaker, sued Target Corp. on Monday, charging the mass merchant retailer with … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters’ Q4 Earnings Rise, but Sales Miss

Maxi dresses at Urban Outfitters for Spring/Summer

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters Inc. reported Monday afternoon a lower-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, noting it was “very … [Read more...]

Foot Locker Sprints into 16% Q4 Profit Increase

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New York—In an earnings season that’s seem mostly a crawl to better profits, Foot Locker today sprinted to a 16% increase in its … [Read more...]

Abercrombie to Revamp Hollister as Fast Fashion Retailer

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New Albany, OH—If you can’t beat them, join them? That evidently is the thought behind Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s … [Read more...]

New Distribution Center to Weigh on American Apparel’s Results

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Los Angeles—American Apparel Inc. has recorded an increase in full-year sales but  said Thursday afternoon it expects 2013 … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Actually Fare Better Than Expected

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

New York—There’s no need to remind most of the Northern half of the United States what kind of impact February’s weather must have … [Read more...]

Stage Stores to Sell Steele’s as Q4 Profit, Sales Decline

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Houston—Shares of Stage Stores Inc. today rose in early trading after the department store company posted better-than-expected … [Read more...]

Holiday Pressure Puts Damper on Costco Q2 Results

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Issaquah, WA—Costco Wholesale Corp. today reported that its second quarter profit fell 15% clipped by narrower gross margins in … [Read more...]

Target CIO Resigns as Security Gets Overhaul

Target to Try on New Size at Retail

Minneapolis—In the wake of the December hacking incident where as many as 70 million or more customers had their personal … [Read more...]

Justice Drags Ascena’s Q2 Profit Down 14%

Gypsy Spirit: new boho style for Spring at Ascena's Justice stores

Suffern, NY—Ascena Retail Group said Monday that it would lower its full year earnings forecast after posting a 14% drop in its … [Read more...]

Report: Fast Retailing in Talks to Buy J. Crew

Spring style at J. Crew

New York and Tokyo—Although neither side has confirmed anything, the scuttlebutt in financial circles is that Fast Retailing, … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q4 Profit Falls, Hit by Holiday Promotions

Real life couple Bekah Jenkins & Cory Bond appear in Banana Republic's Spring ad campaign

San Francisco—Gap Inc. reported late Thursday that its fourth quarter profit fell 12.5% as the giant retailer was hit by heavy … [Read more...]