Retail Metrics


Costco Q1 Earnings Lower Than Expected

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Issaquah, WA—Costco today reported that a fiscal first quarter profit weaker than expected despite a 5% sales increase. The … [Read more...]

Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had … [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...]

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New York—As it has in almost every media outlet, the U.S. government shutdown—and the impending deadline for the debt … [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...]

Economists Call August Comp Store Sales Lackluster

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New York—While all the remaining retailers who report monthly sales figures have yet to report them, the tally from economists so … [Read more...]

July Retail Comps Miss—Concern for Back to School Sales?

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New York—American consumers continued to look for bargains and held off spending on fall and back-to-school purchases in … [Read more...]

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...]

April Comp Retail Sales: “Generally Weak”

April Retail Sales

New York—Ingredients such as inclement and colder-than-normal weather, worries over sequestration and its effects and the … [Read more...]

Wintery Weather Results in Meager March Comp Sales Results

Widespread winter storms hampered shopping in many part of the country in March.

New York—U.S. retailers reported their lowest comparable store gains in months today as widespread cold weather hindered March … [Read more...]

Report: February Comp Sales Caught a Chill

February Retail Sales

New York—Despite a slight upsurge expected in Valentine’s Day spending, total February comparable store sales slowed due to bad … [Read more...]