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

Nordstrom Q2 Report Mixed, Plans Rack Expansion

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Seattle—Nordstrom Inc. reported Thursday that its second quarter profit fell 11% due to a shift in the company’s anniversary sales … [Read more...]

Retailers to Obama, Romney: Pay Attention!


Washington—With negative campaigning already in full swing—and expected to worsen as November approaches—the retail industry wants … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q2 Sales “Disappointing”


Menomonee Falls, WI—Blaming a slowdown in sales, Kohl’s Corp. today reported its second quarter profit fell 19.7% but forecast … [Read more...]

Dillard’s Q2 Profit Soars


Little Rock, AR—Dillard’s Inc. boasted Wednesday that its second quarter profit leaped 76% on comparable store sales growth and … [Read more...]

Macy’s Inc. Q2 Beats Expectations

Rendering of the remodeled Macy's Herald Square shoe department, which will be the world's largest.

Cincinnati,OH—Macy’s Inc. reported today that its second quarter profit was up 16% as sales increases beat analysts’ … [Read more...]

Kors, Lululemon, Under Armour Rise on Hot 100 Retail List


Washington—This year’s Hot 100 Retailers represent something of a mishmash of what’s trending in retail: organic supermarkets … [Read more...]

Accessories Help Neiman Marcus Q4 Sales

Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Fall 2012 Alexander McQueen.

Dallas—Although its full fourth quarter report won’t be released until Sept. 12, Neiman Marcus Inc. reported Thursday that total … [Read more...]

Talbots Takeover to Close Today


Hingham, MA—A new chapter begins today for Talbots, the 516-unit women’s specialty chain that has been struggling to turn itself … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Issues Improved Q2 Estimates

Torrid, a specialty chain that caters to young plus-size women, has been a strong performer for Hot Topic Inc.

City of Industry, CA—Noting that its merchandise mix and inventory levels are in target at the end of its second quarter, Hot … [Read more...]

July Retail Comp Sales Give Surprising Results

Do July comparable store sales indicate good things for the back to school season?

New York—Credit the stifling temperatures in many parts of the nation that sent consumers indoors seeking refuge in the cool of … [Read more...]

Home Décor Designer Expands into Accessories


New York—Jonathan Adler, the American pottery and home furnishings designer, who has expanded into many areas of home, including … [Read more...]

Shareholder Wants Christopher & Banks CEO to Remain

Christopher & Banks

Plymouth, MN—Once again a war of words of sorts has erupted between specialty retailer Christopher & Banks and Aria Partners, … [Read more...]