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November Retail Sales Comps Beat Estimate

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New York—November comparable store may actually have not only beat economists’ estimates, but also surprised some retailers. In … [Read more...]

October Retail Comps Lackluster Due to “Uninspiring Fashion”?

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New York—Few retailers have been reporting their monthly sales figures but still there’s some interim value in them. Hence, of the … [Read more...]

Costco Confirms: Closed on Thanksgiving Day

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Seattle—Holiday creep may be turning Thanksgiving Day into an extension of Black Friday as retailers from Macy’s to Target and … [Read more...]

September Comp Sales Rise “Modestly”

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New York—With some last minute back to school/college sales to their credit, retailers today reported a modest increase in their … [Read more...]

Back to School Lifts August Comp Sales

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New York—Retailers earned a shiny red apple in August as back to school spending helped lift sales. According to Ken Perkins, … [Read more...]

July, a “Transitional Month,” Posts Sluggish Comp Sales

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New York—About six months ago, harsh winter weather stymied retail sales. But now it seems that warmer weather may be in factor in … [Read more...]

Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates

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Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates New York—May comparable store sales beat estimates as consumers shopped … [Read more...]

April Retail Comp Sales Jump Past Estimates

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New York—After being foiled by winter storms and bad weather and a later Easter, retailers today reported a comparable store sales … [Read more...]

March Comps Softer Thanks to Easter Shift to April

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New York—With the harshest of winter subsiding last month, it still look a flurry of discount promotions to lure shoppers into … [Read more...]

NRF Urges Senate to Reject Minimum Wage Proposal

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Washington—Though millions of retail employees might be wishing this was all just a joke, the National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Actually Fare Better Than Expected

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New York—There’s no need to remind most of the Northern half of the United States what kind of impact February’s weather must have … [Read more...]

Holiday Pressure Puts Damper on Costco Q2 Results

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Issaquah, WA—Costco Wholesale Corp. today reported that its second quarter profit fell 15% clipped by narrower gross margins in … [Read more...]