Michael Niemira

June Comp Sales Fail to Meet Estimates for Increases


New York—Neither Dads nor grads could help bolster June retail sales. Looking at a tally of the remaining 11 retailers who still … [Read more...]

Winter Storms Stymied February Comp Sales

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New  York—Blame it on the headwinds—some gale-force polar ones—that gave February comparable store sales a slight chill.Of the … [Read more...]

January Comp Store Sales Miss Estimate, but “Decent” Anyway


New York—Without the threats of a polar vortex to spoil shopping, retailers reported “decent” sales gains in January.Analysts … [Read more...]

Back to School Lifts August Comp Sales

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New York—Retailers earned a shiny red apple in August as back to school spending helped lift sales. According to Ken Perkins, … [Read more...]

Retail Comp Sales in June Once Again Beat Forecasts


New York—Retailers sailed past estimates for their June comparable store sales results as better weather and lower unemployment … [Read more...]

Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates


Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates New York—May comparable store sales beat estimates as consumers shopped … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Actually Fare Better Than Expected


New York—There’s no need to remind most of the Northern half of the United States what kind of impact February’s weather must have … [Read more...]

ICSC: Last Minute Shopping Leads to Weekly Sales Gain

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New York—Consumers waited once again till the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts, giving a gift to many … [Read more...]

7 Days and Counting: Holiday Shoppers Wait for Discounts

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Chicago/New York—Snowstorms that hit much of the Midwest and Northeast last weekend may have hindered some holiday shopping, but … [Read more...]

Promotions Helped Lift October Comp Sales Above Estimates


New York—Political gridlock, a government shutdown and fears that the United States would default helped to deflate consumer … [Read more...]

Retail, Business Leaders Decry Congress’ Actions in U.S. Budget Gridlock

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Washington—President Obama today took Congress to task over its 11th hour resolution of the government shutdown and lifting the … [Read more...]

September Comp Sales “Sluggish” as Consumer Confidence Wanes

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New York—A drop in consumer confidence, warmer temperatures, and lack of a fashion must have resulted in September comparable … [Read more...]