Reports

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Retail Industry Adopts Principles for Tax Reform

Tax Reform

New York–Citing partisan battles that have instilled fear and hurt consumer confidence, the nation’s retailers are joining the … [Read more...]

Lampert Spends $13 Million on More Sears Holdings Shares

Edward Lampert

Chicago—In a move that apparently reassured investors over his Sears Holdings Corp., Edward Lampert, the company’s chairman and … [Read more...]

In Restructure, Payless Eliminates 142 Positions

Payless ShoeSource

Topeka, Kansas—Payless ShoeSource announced Tuesday that 142 positions worldwide would be eliminated as part of a business … [Read more...]

Executives Moves: Gap North America, Ascena Retail Group, Lacoste

Executive Moves

Gap North America Names New Executive VP San Francisco--Gap Inc. named Tom Sands as its new executive vice president of Gap North … [Read more...]

Big M, Parent of Mandee, Anne Sez, Files Chapter 11

Mandee

Totowa, NJ—The repercussions of the Supertorm Sandy that hit the Northeast in late October continue. On Monday, Big M. Inc., which … [Read more...]

CEO Changes at Sears Holdings, Wet Seal, Delia’s

Edward Lampert

Sears Holdings Chairman Lampert to Take on CEO DutiesHoffman Estates, IL—Edward Lampert, the controversial hedge-fund … [Read more...]

A Miss on Footwear Trends Sends Finish Line into Q3 Loss

Finish Line

Indianapolis—A misjudgment in the direction of footwear trends caused Finish Line Inc. to swing into a third quarter loss, … [Read more...]

Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

Even post-Christmas shopping helped some retailers beat sales forecasts. Others weren't so lucky.

New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations … [Read more...]

Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

Best and Worst

Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012?Well, According to America’s Research … [Read more...]

Holiday Retail Busiest Days Ahead?

Countdown to Christmas...

New York—Although some retail analysts have lowered their expectations for sales this season, indications are that the next couple … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

container ship

Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Retail Sales Up, But Lagging Last Year’s Results

In an effort to capture last minute shoppers, Macy's now-misnamed “One Day Sale” will last from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. At that point, the sale will end, but Macy’s will remain open for the remainder of the day.

Chicago—First the good news: Super Saturday, Dec. 22, is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year for retailers … [Read more...]