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Ross Stores Q1 Profit Up, Now Plans 2,500 New Stores

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Pleasanton, CA—Buoyed by a 21% increase in its first quarter profit, Ross Stores Inc. said Thursday that it will increase plans to … [Read more...]

Gap Inc. Q1 Meets Expectations, Raises Outlook

Banana Republic's "Mad Men" collection was a stand out during Gap Inc. first quarter

San Francisco--Gap Inc. has been trying to regain some of its fashion mojo and its first quarter report, the company met analysts’ … [Read more...]

Despite Sales Rise, Aeropostale Q1 Profit Hit by Costs

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New York—Despite a sales increase, Aeropostale’s first quarter earnings dropped 35% on weaker margins and higher costs.For the … [Read more...]

Cato Q1 Profit Up on Lower Costs, Better Margin

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Charlotte—Cato Corp. reported Thursday that its first quarter profit increased 3.9% due to lower costs and better margins even … [Read more...]

Limited Brands Q1 Beats Estimates, but Q2 Outlook Disappoints

Summer 2012 at Victoria's Secret

Columbus, OH—Limited Brands, parent to Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, reported Wednesday a first quarter profit that beat … [Read more...]

Asset Sell Offs Swing Sears Holdings into Q1 Profit

Summer styles from the Kadashian Kollection for Sears, which reported today double digit increases in apparel and footwear.

Hoffman Estates, IL—Thanks to a $233 million gain on the sale of some of its U.S. and Canadian stores and other assets, Sears … [Read more...]

Bon-Ton Q1 Loss Widens, Lowers Forecast

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York, PA—Bon-Ton Stores Inc. today lowered its full year forecast as its first quarter loss widened and sales slumped amid a … [Read more...]

Walmart Q1 Better than Expected, Sales Up at U.S. Stores

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Bentonville, AR—Walmart today reported a better-than-expected first quarter as its U.S. division, its largest, continued to … [Read more...]

Buckle Q1 Profit Beats Expectations

Summer at Buckle Inc.

Kearney, NE—The Buckle Inc., the specialty retailer that caters to young women and men, said today that its first quarter profit … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Q1 Profit, Sales Higher than Expected

Hot Topic: A return to its "edgy, dark and sexy core"

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic reported today that first quarter profit and sales exceeded expectations based in revised … [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Fitch Q1 Profit Plummets 90% as Increase Costs

Image from Abercrombie & Fitch's Spring ad campaign

New Albany, OH—Abercrombie & Fitch saw its shares drop in early trading today after the teen-oriented specialty store posted … [Read more...]

New Strategy Pushes JCPenney into Q1 Loss of $163 Million

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Plano, TX—JCPenney has provided a glimpse into just how difficult its “Fair and Square” transformative, everyday low price … [Read more...]

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