Brian Sozzi


“Bargainistas” Push Family Dollar into Q4 Profit Rise

Family Dollar has also stepped up its apparel and accessories offerings as more middle income shoppers visit its neighborhood stores

Matthews, NC—The rise of “bargainistas" returning to its stores helped Family Dollar Stores post today an 8% increase in its … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: August Retail Sales Stagnate

Shopping Street

Washington—After seven months of increases, total U.S.retail sales remained flat in August, the U.S. Commerce Department reported … [Read more...]

Despite Irene, August Retail Comp Sales Rise

Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship boarded up ahead of Hurricane Irene's landfall last week.

New York—While Hurricane Irene may have dampened retail sales especially on the East Coast, the storm didn’t hinder sales at … [Read more...]

Tiffany & Co. Posts 33% Jump in Q2 Profits

Tiffany cited its new Locks collection as being a bestseller in its third quarter.

New York—On Friday, it just wasn’t breakfast at Tiffany & Co, it was a feast: the world’s second largest luxury retail jeweler … [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Fitch Q2 Profit Jumps on Improved Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch

New Albany, OH—Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said today its second-quarter net income rose 64%, boosted by higher demand for its … [Read more...]

Walmart Q2 Profit Rises, U.S. Division “Improving”

Walmart is stepping up plans to add smaller locations like this Walmart Express this year.

Bentonville, AR—Walmart Inc. posted today a 5.7% increase in its second quarter profits even as its U.S. division reported flat … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q2 Profit Rises, Lifts Outlook

JLo previews her collection for Kohl's in O magazine

Menomonee Falls, WI—Stating that its bottom line benefited from “prudent expense management,” Kohl's Corp raised today its … [Read more...]

July Retail Sales Surprise, Stronger Than Expected

Shopping

New York—Although July retail sales were down from a year ago, many retailers defied doom and gloom expectations to post … [Read more...]

Coach Posts Q4 Income Rise, but Margins Falter

Gwyneth Paltrow, the face for Coach in its Fall ad campaign

New York--Coach Inc. posted today a 3.6% increase in its fourth quarter earnings on the back of continued sales growth as more of … [Read more...]

Polo Ralph Lauren Q3 Income Soars 52%

Ralph Lauren 2011 Spring-Summer Ad Campaign

New York--Polo Ralph Lauren raised its full-year profit outlook Wednesday after third-quarter profit rose by more than half, … [Read more...]

Back to School Bolsters Sept. Sales

Back to School

As parents bought back to school merchandise closer once again, September retail sales showed solid gains besting Wall Street’s … [Read more...]

Sears 2Q Loss Narrows, Kmart Margins Improve

Sears Kmart

Hoffman Estates, IL--Sears Holdings Corp. said today that its second-quarter loss narrowed and profit margins increased at its … [Read more...]