Back to School


Wanted: Designers for the “Perfect School Backpack” Contest

The GLO Bag was created to provide an easy gym experience, organize the bag contents, be easily portable and fit the locker perfectly.

Kenilworth, IL—While back to school season is still some months ahead, one backpack specialist is challenging students to come up … [Read more...]

Charges Hit Zumiez Q3 Earnings

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Everett, WA—Zumiez booked a drop in earnings in the third quarter hurt by one-off charges but offered an optimistic long-term … [Read more...]

Promotions Helped Lift October Comp Sales Above Estimates

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New York—Political gridlock, a government shutdown and fears that the United States would default helped to deflate consumer … [Read more...]

Research Analyst: Holiday Retail “Could Be the Most Challenging” Ever

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Charleston, SC—While most recent holiday sales estimates predicted a tougher holiday retail season that previously expected, the … [Read more...]

Rack Room Shoes Raises $555,000 for Children’s Shoes Campaign

Shoppers got their customizable lunch boxes and crayons at a local Rack Room Shoes store.

Charlotte, NC—Rack Room Shoes has been selling footwear to families for 90 years so the company knows how important shoes are to … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 News Must-Reads

Miley Cyrus at the VMA Awards

New York—For many, the big M this week was all about Miley Cyrus, the ex-Disney-star-turned-twerking-vamp whose antics at the VMAs … [Read more...]

Shoppers Change Their Strategies This Back to School Season

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Los Angeles—Back to School may be an even more integral part of 2013 retail sales than ever before, especially as retailers look … [Read more...]

Buckle Inc. Q2 Profit, Sales Up

Back to school at Buckle Inc.

Kearny, NE—The Buckle Inc. reported last week that its second quarter profit was in line with estimates as sales were up almost … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News to Remember

Proenza Schouler handbags at Saks Fifth Avenue

New York—It’s the height of earnings season, when retailers both small and large report their sales and profits for the last … [Read more...]

Target Q2 Profit Hit by Canadian Expansion, Softer Sales

Target to Try on New Size at Retail

Minneapolis—Target Corp.’s second quarter profit edged past expectations today but the costs of its Canadian expansion and … [Read more...]

NRF: Early Promotions Resonate with Back-to-School Shoppers

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Washington–As many retailers report their second quarter earnings this week, they often give status updates on their third … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know News

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New York—Some Wall Street analysts referred to it as a “frat boy fight” this week when William Ackman, the hedge fund founder and … [Read more...]

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