Ken Perkins

Last Minute Back-to-School Surge Helps September Comps Edge Past Estimates


New York—The strong finish for back-to-school sales help made September comparable store sales edge past analysts’ … [Read more...]

August Retail Comp Store Sales Slip

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New York—The month of August may have been hot temperature-wise but retail sales felt a chill.The last dozen or so retailers … [Read more...]

June Comp Sales Fail to Meet Estimates for Increases


New York—Neither Dads nor grads could help bolster June retail sales. Looking at a tally of the remaining 11 retailers who still … [Read more...]

Winter Storms Stymied February Comp Sales

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New  York—Blame it on the headwinds—some gale-force polar ones—that gave February comparable store sales a slight chill.Of the … [Read more...]

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


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”


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


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


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


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


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