Ken Perkins


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

Retail Sales

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

Retail Sales

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

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...]

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...]

January Comp Sales Reflect Holiday Hangover

Retail Sales

New York—Normally a weaker month for sales anyway, January turned out to be a mixed bag for retailers.Following of the heels … [Read more...]

Post Holiday Retail Sales Taking a Dive?

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New York—Although 2011 holiday sales may have benefited from consumers suffering from frugal fatigue, sales this month and next … [Read more...]

December Comp Sales Rise 3.3% on Mixed Holiday Results

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—“Sales were decent but not great.”That’s how Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, summed up today’s December … [Read more...]

Super Saturday Confusion: December 17 or 24?

Super Saturday

New York—In a holiday season already rife with retail hyperbole, there is what might be the "Big Kahuna" of all: the Saturday … [Read more...]

October Comp Sales Up, But Still Disappointing

October Sales

New York—Major retailers reported today their October comparable store sales were up 3.4% in total from last year, but below … [Read more...]

Despite Uncertainty, September Retail Comps Rise

Retail Sales

New York—Despite the daily drumming about economic uncertainty, comparable store sales continued to increase for most U.S. … [Read more...]

“Bargainistas” Push Family Dollar into Q4 Profit Rise

Family Dollar has also stepped up its apparel and accessories offerings as more middle income shoppers visit its neighborhood stores

Matthews, NC—The rise of “bargainistas" returning to its stores helped Family Dollar Stores post today an 8% increase in its … [Read more...]