Ken Perkins


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...]

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...]

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...]

April Comp Retail Sales: “Generally Weak”

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

Wintery Weather Results in Meager March Comp Sales Results

Widespread winter storms hampered shopping in many part of the country in March.

New York—U.S. retailers reported their lowest comparable store gains in months today as widespread cold weather hindered March … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Rise, Easily Beating Forecasts

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New York—Whether it was the U.S. Congress finally averting the so-called fiscal cliff in early January, a spate of Arctic cold … [Read more...]

Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

Even post-Christmas shopping helped some retailers beat sales forecasts. Others weren't so lucky.

New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations … [Read more...]

September Retail Comp Sales: Solid, not Stellar

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New York--With their back-to-school sales in their final month, and gearing up for fall and holiday merchandise, retailers … [Read more...]

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...]

May Retail Comp Sales Mostly Rise on Mother’s Day Sales

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New York—Helped by a later Mother’s Day, the second biggest gift holiday after Christmas, and continued consumer spending on … [Read more...]

April Retail Comp Sales: Worst in 2 Years

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New York—After better-than-expected comparable store sales results in February and March, April disappointed. In fact, comparable … [Read more...]

March Retail Gets Boost from Easter Sales

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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...]