Lisa Harper

Hot Topic Q4 Profit Jumps 35% as Its Torrid Stores Improve

Spring styles at Torrid, Hot Topic's plus size specialty store

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic, Inc. said Wednesday that its net income jumped 35% in its fourth quarter as sales increased 11% … [Read more...]

Sycamore Partners Buys Hot Topic for $600 Million

Lucky Day for Hot Topic. A St. Patrick's Day promotion at Hot Topic stores.

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic was truly a hot topic today on Wall Street. That’s because Sycamore Partners, the private equity … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Rise, Easily Beating Forecasts


New York—Whether it was the U.S. Congress finally averting the so-called fiscal cliff in early January, a spate of Arctic cold … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Issues Improved Q2 Estimates

Torrid, a specialty chain that caters to young plus-size women, has been a strong performer for Hot Topic Inc.

City of Industry, CA—Noting that its merchandise mix and inventory levels are in target at the end of its second quarter, Hot … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Q1 Profit, Sales Higher than Expected

Hot Topic: A return to its "edgy, dark and sexy core"

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic reported today that first quarter profit and sales exceeded expectations based in revised … [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...]