Kevin Mansell

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...]

Sandy Dampens November Comp Store Sales Reports

Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship Fifth Avenue store boarded up and closed as Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New York metro area on Oct. 29.

New York—Thankfully, many U.S. retailers reported today that their holiday shopping seasons, particularly since Thanksgiving, are … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q3 Profit, Sales Edge Up; Narrows Outlook


Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s today posted weaker-than-expected third quarter earnings, but predicted that its heavy investment in … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q2 Sales “Disappointing”


Menomonee Falls, WI—Blaming a slowdown in sales, Kohl’s Corp. today reported its second quarter profit fell 19.7% but forecast … [Read more...]

A “Volatile” June Makes for Disappointing Sales Comps

Retail Sales

New York—A combination of bad weather mixed with “stagnant” macroeconomic pressures created a recipe for a disappointing June at … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Q1 Profit Sinks on Low Price Initiative

Kohl's recently premiered a Authentic Icon, a collection based upon the hit TV series "American Idol"

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s reported today that its first quarter profit was off 23% due mostly to a lower pricing strategy the … [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...]

A Holiday Sales Slump Hurts Kohl’s Q4 Profit

Rock and Republic at Kohl's

Menomonee Falls, WI—Kohl’s reported today that its fourth quarter profit dipped nearly 8% as its holiday sales slumped. Analysts … [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...]

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...]

Black Friday Success Bolsters November Retail Comps

Black Friday Shoppers 2011

New York—A warmer than usual November along with consumers holding off spending for Black Friday weekend resulted in mixed … [Read more...]