Michael Niemira


June Comp Sales Fail to Meet Estimates for Increases

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]