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December Comp Sales Were Up—But at a Price?

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—Discounts may have helped comparable store sales rise 2.7% in December, but that stronger-than-expected increase often … [Read more...]

Costco Q1 Earnings Lower Than Expected

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Issaquah, WA—Costco today reported that a fiscal first quarter profit weaker than expected despite a 5% sales increase. The … [Read more...]

Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had … [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...]

September Comp Sales “Sluggish” as Consumer Confidence Wanes

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New York—A drop in consumer confidence, warmer temperatures, and lack of a fashion must have resulted in September comparable … [Read more...]

Costco Q4 Profit Misses on Slower Sales, Costs Rise

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Issaquah, WA—In a rare miss, Costco Wholesale Corp., the largest warehouse club, reported Wednesday that its fourth quarter profit … [Read more...]

Economists Call August Comp Store Sales Lackluster

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New York—While all the remaining retailers who report monthly sales figures have yet to report them, the tally from economists so … [Read more...]

Survey: Has Target Canada Disappointed Shoppers?

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Toronto—Expanding internationally is always challenging, but Target may be running into some unanticipated difficulties with its … [Read more...]

July Retail Comps Miss—Concern for Back to School Sales?

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New York—American consumers continued to look for bargains and held off spending on fall and back-to-school purchases in … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Articles to Recall

Legendary model Lauren Hutton appears in Lucky Brands' Fall '13 ad campaign

New York—We learned a lot about luxury this week. LVMH and Kering, two of the largest luxurygoods conglomerates, reported their … [Read more...]

Most Likely to Succeed Brands? Costco, Movado, Michael Kors, Coach

Kerry Washington, one of Movado's brand ambassadors

Vancouver—What’s ahead of some high profile brands who take special care in building relationships with consumers? Well, according … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

Handbags from Michael Kors: NOT for sale at Costco?

New York—Shoes and handbags--which most women say they just can’t get enough of--were very much in the news this week. In a … [Read more...]