Michael Niemira


June Retail Comps: Best Since January

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New York—While fewer than a dozen major retailers, accounting for some 6% of the $2.4 trillion in U. S. retail sales, still report … [Read more...]

May Retail Comp Sales Better Than Expected

Warmer weather brought consumers out to shop in stores like Buckle in May.

New York—While many retailers have been reporting recently that their first quarter sales were stifled by unseasonable cold, their … [Read more...]

ICSC: Despite Cold, March Retail Sales Could Rise 5 Percent

Retail Sales

New York—While retailers are still tallying their March receipts, one thing is for certain: the weather sure didn’t … [Read more...]

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...]

October Retail Comps Up; Sandy Effects Yet to be Felt

A boarded up Saks Fifth Avenue flagship on Fifth Avenue in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Saks, along with other retailers, have mostly reopened stores in New York City.

New York—While October retail comparable store sales increased nearly 5%, some retailers cautioned today that their November—and … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Following Holiday Boom, Are Retail Sales Headed for a Bust?

Post Christmas Sales

New York—While consumers continued their holiday shopping sprees last week following Christmas Day, several surveys indicate a … [Read more...]

Forecast: Brick and Mortar Shopping to Crest This Week

“Consumers are seeking the deal all season, and the deals are just now starting to shape up..." Marshal Cohen of NPD Group said.

New York—As holiday sales come down to the wire this Saturday, expect to see more shoppers at brick and mortar retail, several new … [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...]