John Cato

July Retail Comp Sales Give Surprising Results

Do July comparable store sales indicate good things for the back to school season?

New York—Credit the stifling temperatures in many parts of the nation that sent consumers indoors seeking refuge in the cool of … [Read more...]

A “Volatile” June Makes for Disappointing Sales Comps

Retail Sales

New York—A combination of bad weather mixed with “stagnant” macroeconomic pressures created a recipe for a disappointing June at … [Read more...]

Cato Q1 Profit Up on Lower Costs, Better Margin

cato spring

Charlotte—Cato Corp. reported Thursday that its first quarter profit increased 3.9% due to lower costs and better margins even … [Read more...]

March Retail Gets Boost from Easter Sales

Easter Shopping

New York—While last month may have been the warmest March in more than 50 years, what really helped lift March retail sales were … [Read more...]

Cato Q4 Profit Slips on Lower Sales

Spring style at Cato

Charlotte, NC--Cato Corp. reported Thursday that its fourth quarter profit fell 7%, hurt by lower sales.For the quarter ended … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Surprise as Consumer Confidence Rises

Retail Sales

New York—Surprisingly strong comparable store sales results in February are being chalked up to a warmer, drier month that spurred … [Read more...]

Cato Q3 Profit Up Despite Sales Slowdown

Holiday ad at Cato stores

Charlotte, NC--Cato Corp. reported Thursday that that its third quarter profits edged up despite a sales decline as its shoppers … [Read more...]