Ken Perkins


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

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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

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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?

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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

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