Ken Perkins

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


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

Mall shopping photo

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...]

February Retail Sales Beat Estimates

Retail Sales

New York—Despite rising gasoline prices and bad weather in much of the country, same store retail sales rose 4.3% in February, … [Read more...]

Warmer Weather Chills October Retail Sales

Retail Sales

Unseasonably warm weather in much of the United States along with still cautious consumers resulted in mixed sales for October, … [Read more...]

Back to School Bolsters Sept. Sales

Back to School

As parents bought back to school merchandise closer once again, September retail sales showed solid gains besting Wall Street’s … [Read more...]

Teen, Back to School Season Sales Lagging This Year?

teens back to school shopping

Traditionally an early barometer of the key back-to-school selling season, teen retailers are being watched closely for first … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Muted but Still Respectable


As April retail sales results began spilling in today, many reported weaker-than-expected performances on same-store sales, often … [Read more...]