Reports

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

Expiring Trade Agreement Could Cost Jobs, Retailers Warn

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Arlington, VA–The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today joined the National Retail Federation (NRF) in urging the U.S. … [Read more...]

Fast Retailing Q3 Mixed Results, Plans U.S. Expansion

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Yamaguchi, Japan—Fast Retailing Co., which plans to open 20 Uniqlo stores a year in the United States, reported last week that its … [Read more...]

June Retail Comps: Best Since January

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New York—While fewer than a dozen major retailers, accounting for some 6% of the $2.4 trillion in U. S. retail sales, still report … [Read more...]

Avon Sells Silpada Back to Former Owners at a Loss

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New York—After buying Silpada Designs in 2010 for $650 million, Avon Products Inc. last week sold the home jewelry party company … [Read more...]

2013 Top 100 Retailers List Shows Continued Industry Growth

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Washington–In the race to make it to the top, many of the same retailers scored among the Top 10 in the 2013 Top 100 Retailers … [Read more...]

No Other Buyers Come Forward for Rue21

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Warrendale, PA—Rue21 revealed Wednesday that it received no other offers for the company, with its sale to private equity firm … [Read more...]

Australian Commission Finds Sheepskin Boots Really Made in China

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Queensland, Australia—Just as many legitimate sheepskin footwear brands have been warning, not all so-called “ugg” boots are made … [Read more...]

Finish Line Q1 Profit Fall, But Sales Rise on New Macy’s Shops

Sales of women's athletic footwear, like this pair of Nike Free Bionic workout shoes, are on the rise at The Finish Line thanks to its new Macy's shops.

Indianapolis—Finish Line reported Friday that its first quarter profit fell nearly 60% due to costs associated with open its shops … [Read more...]

Burlington Coat Factory Hopes to Raise $175 Million in IPO

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Burlington, NJ—Private equity firm Bain Capital, which owns Burlington Coat Factory, last week told the Securities and Exchange … [Read more...]

Another Vestige of Johnson-Era JCPenney Ends

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Plano, TX—Another top executive brought into JCPenney during the tenure of ousted CEO Ron Johnson has left. What’s more, her … [Read more...]

Jay Stein Appointed CEO at Stein Mart

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Jacksonville, FL—Jay Stein, interim chief executive officer at Stein Mart since September 2011, has been appointed permanent chief … [Read more...]

Saks Inc.’s Latest Suitor: Lord & Taylor Owner Hudson’s Bay Co.?

Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship, one of the prime retail locations in the world

Toronto—Neiman Marcus Inc.’s owners may have quashed the purported idea whereby Kohlberg Kravis Roberts would have taken a stake … [Read more...]