Economists Call August Comp Store Sales Lackluster


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?

Target Canada

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?

Summer Clearance Sales

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...]

Michael Kors Alleges “Bait and Switch” in Costco Handbag Ad

Handbags from Michael Kors: NOT for sale at Costco?

New York—The Michael Kors brand has always been about jet setters: apparel and accessories that seem like the accoutrements of the … [Read more...]

June Retail Comps: Best Since January


New York—While fewer than a dozen major retailers, accounting for some 6% of the $2.4 trillion in U. S. retail sales, still report … [Read more...]

2013 Top 100 Retailers List Shows Continued Industry Growth


Washington–In the race to make it to the top, many of the same retailers scored among the Top 10 in the 2013 Top 100 Retailers … [Read more...]

May Retail Comp Sales Better Than Expected

Warmer weather brought consumers out to shop in stores like Buckle in May.

New York—While many retailers have been reporting recently that their first quarter sales were stifled by unseasonable cold, their … [Read more...]

Costco’s 3Q Profit Tops Views, Sales Disappoint

Costco storefront and logo

Issaquah, WA—Continuing to attract consumers seeking to save money, Costco today reported a 19% increase in third quarter profit … [Read more...]

April Comp Retail Sales: “Generally Weak”

April Retail Sales

New York—Ingredients such as inclement and colder-than-normal weather, worries over sequestration and its effects and the … [Read more...]