Brian Sozzi


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

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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

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

Target’s Q2 Earnings Rise 14% on Improved Cost, Credit Cards

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Minneapolis--Target Corp.'s (TGT) fiscal second-quarter earnings rose 14%, helped by cost cuts and strength in its credit card … [Read more...]

Overseas Markets Help Offset Walmart’s Lagging U.S. Stores

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Bentonville, AR--Walmart said Tuesday its second-quarter profit rose 3.6%, as demand in Mexico, Brazil and China helped offset a … [Read more...]

Wall Street Calls July Retail Sales “Tepid”

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New York--While July sales reported by 30 retailers today were up 3% overall, they fell short of the 3.2% increase market analysts … [Read more...]

Polo Reports 57% Increase in 1st Quarter Profit

Ralph Lauren Spring 2011

New York--Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. reported a better-than-expected 57% increase in its first-quarter profit today, helped by … [Read more...]

June Sales Slip but Dept Store, Apparel Sales Increase

Retail Sales

Washington—While the U. S. Commerce Department reported today that total retail sales fell for the second month straight in June, … [Read more...]

June Sales Mixed as Promotions Increase

June Sales

New York--While retailers are still reporting in on their June sales figures--most of which turned out to be a mixed bag--market … [Read more...]