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

Ross Stores Q4 Profit Up on Higher Sales, Better Margins

Ross Stores

Pleasanton, CA—Aided by strong sales and a higher gross margin, Ross Stores reported Thursday that its fourth quarter profit rose … [Read more...]

Cato Q4 Profit Slips on Lower Sales

Spring style at Cato

Charlotte, NC--Cato Corp. reported Thursday that its fourth quarter profit fell 7%, hurt by lower sales. For the quarter ended … [Read more...]

American Apparel: “No Doubt about Our Ability to Continue”


Los Angeles—American Apparel got two positive pieces of news today that may lead to a less cloudy future for the struggling … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Q4 Profit Drops 48%


Philadelphia—While most retailers’ shares have increased in the last few days more than in the last five months, Urban Outfitters … [Read more...]

Ann Inc. Q4 Profit Takes Hit on Higher Promotions

Kate Hudson is the new face for Ann Taylor stores this spring

New York--Ann Inc.’s fourth quarter profit plunged 73% as its Ann Taylor division relied on more discount and increased … [Read more...]

Zumiez Q4, Full Year Profits Hit Records


Everett, WA—Boosted by another strong comparable sales increase, Zumiez Inc. reported last week that its fourth quarter profit … [Read more...]

Coldwater Creek Narrows Q4 Loss on Better Margins

Coldwater Creek

Sandpoint, ID—Noting that its turnaround strategies seem to be working, Coldwater Creek reported Wednesday that it narrowed its … [Read more...]

Express Q4 Profit up 25% on Sales Lift


Columbus, OH—Express Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth quarter profits rose buoyed by sales of expanded merchandise offerings … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Swings into Q4 Profit

Hot Topic storefront

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic reported Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit despite a slight drop in … [Read more...]

American Apparel: Sales Performance “Solidly Positive”

American Apparel

Los Angeles—In a continued effort to assure that its business is rising again from near bankruptcy a year ago, American Apparel … [Read more...]

Stage Stores Q4 Profit Rises, but Misses Expectation

Stage Stores

Houston—Stage Stores Inc. today reported that its fourth quarter profit rose 2.3% but still missed expectations due to increased … [Read more...]

JCPenney Appoints Another Apple Alum to Store Redesign Post


Plano, TX—Ron Johnson, JCPenney’s ceo, is once again tapping into the Apple talent pool where he once served as head of the tech … [Read more...]

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