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Urban Outfitters Q4 Sales Up 17%, Beating Estimates

Preview from Urban Outfitters' Swim Lookbook 2013

Philadelphia—Urban Outfitters has booked a 17% increase in its fourth quarter sales on the back of new store growth and improved … [Read more...]

Cautious Consumers to Keep Cupid at Bay This Year?

Valentine's Day

Washington–Love may be in the air, but consumers are still hesitant to inhale deeply and open their wallets too much wider than … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Rise, Easily Beating Forecasts


New York—Whether it was the U.S. Congress finally averting the so-called fiscal cliff in early January, a spate of Arctic cold … [Read more...]

Private Label Job Cuts Ahead at JCPenney?

Joe Fresh for JCP

Plano, TX—The news from JCPenney’s yet-to-be-released its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter report isn’t expected to be too good (sales … [Read more...]

Wet Seal Cuts Costs and Employees; President Resigns

Wet Seal

Foothills Ranch, CA—Wet Seal Inc. announced Friday that Ken Seipel, its president/chief operating officer, would be leaving the … [Read more...]

Retailers Pleased: “Container Cliff” Averted

container ship and loading crane in port

Washington—The nation’s retailers applauded a tentative contact agreement reached late Friday between the International … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Miss Pushes Bebe into Q2 Loss

Stripe and colorblock top from bebe stores

Brisbane, CA—Stung by lower gross margins and lower sales during the holidays, bebe stores inc. reported Thursday that it swung … [Read more...]

H&M Q4 Profit Narrows on Expansion Costs

Spring looks from H&M

Stockholm—H&M, the world’s second largest fashion retailer, reported today an unexpected drop in its fourth profits due in … [Read more...]

Macy’s Inc. Shuffles Administrative Executives

Macy's Inc.

Cincinnati—Following up on the news that Thomas Cole, chief administrative officer at Macy’s Inc., is retiring after 41 years, the … [Read more...]

Final Liquidation Planned at Remaining Bakers Stores


Oodland Hills, CA—Great American Group, Inc. has been hired to handle the liquidation of Bakers Footwear Group, Inc., which … [Read more...]

NRF: Economic Uncertainty Taints Holiday ’12 Retail Sales

Holiday 2015 Sales Report

New York–While they may not have hit the heights that the National Retail Federation (NRF) originally wanted, 2012 holiday sales … [Read more...]

Coldwater Creeks Warns on Widened Q4 Loss

Spring style at Coldwater Creek

Sandpoint, ID—Coldwater Creek, which has made strides in improving sales in recent quarters, said Monday that it expects its … [Read more...]