February Comp Sales Surprise as Consumer Confidence Rises

Retail Sales

New York—Surprisingly strong comparable store sales results in February are being chalked up to a warmer, drier month that spurred … [Read more...]

Wholesale Gains Push Kenneth Cole into Q4 Profit

Kenneth Cole Handbags

New York—Thanks to a 47% jump in its wholesale revenue, Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. swung to a fourth-quarter profit … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: “Core” Retail Sales in January Were Up

Retail Sales 2012

Washington—Although total retails sales for January rose less than economists expected, sales at core retail, which excludes … [Read more...]

Costco: America’s Best Chain Store Shopping Experience?

Costco storefront and logo

Yonkers, NY—Even with its controversial increase in its member fees last November, Costco, the nation’s largest warehouse club, … [Read more...]

The NPD Group Signs POS Agreement with Walmart

Walmart checkout

Bentonville, AR and Port Washington, NY—The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in consumer and retail market research for a wide … [Read more...]

Banana Republic to Answer “Maddicts”’ Fashion Demands Again


New York—There are some 51 days until the two-hour premiere of season five of AMC’s “Mad Men” on Sunday, March 25.(Why there’s … [Read more...]

NPD E-Commerce Report: Accessories Online Opportunities

Shopping Online

Port Washington, NY—Online shoppers are showing more interest in shopping—and buying—fashion categories such as apparel and … [Read more...]

Banana Republic, Trina Turk Team Up on Capsule Collection

Palm Springs style from Trina Turk

New York—Banana Republic hopes to have another hit with a capsule designer collection. Last year for the first time, Banana … [Read more...]

World Luxury Association Names “Most Valuable” Luxury Brands


Beijing—It seems appropriate that the World Luxury Association (WLA), a  non-profit luxury brands research and management … [Read more...]

NPD: What Holiday Sales Signal For 2012 Retail

Shopper Crossing Sign

Port Washington, NY—The holiday season may come but once a year, but consumers’ shopping habits during November and December can … [Read more...]

Dollar General Bullish on Holiday as Q3 Profit, Sales Rise

Holiday at Dollar General

Goodlettsville, TN—Consumers looking to stretch their spending dollars helped Dollar General Corp. post today a 34% increase in … [Read more...]

“Hyper” Monday Hits Sales Record of $1.25 Billion

Cyber Monday 2011

Reston, VA and Port Washington, NY—As expected, Cyber Monday sales hit a new single day selling record with sales increasing 22% … [Read more...]