Ken Perkins


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...]

Despite Irene, August Retail Comp Sales Rise

Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship boarded up ahead of Hurricane Irene's landfall last week.

New York—While Hurricane Irene may have dampened retail sales especially on the East Coast, the storm didn’t hinder sales at … [Read more...]

July Retail Sales Surprise, Stronger Than Expected

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New York—Although July retail sales were down from a year ago, many retailers defied doom and gloom expectations to post … [Read more...]

May Same Store Sales Increase Albeit Modestly

May Sales

Washington—May retail sales rose again last month, but less than retail analysts had hoped as rising costs and gasoline prices may … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Increase Better than Expected

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New York—While gas and food prices may be on the rise, a late Easter boosted retail sales results for April.Of the 25 … [Read more...]

March Sales Increase Modestly

Retail Sales

New York—While bad weather, rising gasoline prices and a later Easter lead retail analysts to forecast March retail sales would … [Read more...]