Ken Perkins


January Comp Store Sales Miss Estimate, but “Decent” Anyway

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New York—Without the threats of a polar vortex to spoil shopping, retailers reported “decent” sales gains in January.Analysts … [Read more...]

Lower Gas Prices Result in Higher December Comp Sales, Experts Say

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New York—Lower gas prices, improved consumer confidence and plenty of promotions helped U.S. retailers see stronger sales in … [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...]

Retail Comp Sales in June Once Again Beat Forecasts

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New York—Retailers sailed past estimates for their June comparable store sales results as better weather and lower unemployment … [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...]

Storms, Shopper Fatigue Chill January Comp Sales

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall stymied shoppers and retail employees last month

New York—January is normally the slowest month at retail, but this year the Arctic whammy from a polar vortex chilled sales more … [Read more...]

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...]