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Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

Inside A Family Dollar Store Ahead of Earnings Reports

New York—It’s pretty difficult to eclipse retail earnings week especially with profit misses and lowered full year forecasts that … [Read more...]

With 62% Drop in Q2 Profit, Target Lowers Full Year Outlook

Shopping carts are stacked inside a Target store in Dallas

Minneapolis—As Target cut prices to attract shoppers who were upset with the huge holiday data breach, the mass merchant today … [Read more...]

July, a “Transitional Month,” Posts Sluggish Comp Sales

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

New York—About six months ago, harsh winter weather stymied retail sales. But now it seems that warmer weather may be in factor in … [Read more...]

Discounts Help Boost May Comp Sales Ahead of Estimates

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

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

April Retail Comp Sales Jump Past Estimates

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

New York—After being foiled by winter storms and bad weather and a later Easter, retailers today reported a comparable store sales … [Read more...]

March Comps Softer Thanks to Easter Shift to April

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New York—With the harshest of winter subsiding last month, it still look a flurry of discount promotions to lure shoppers into … [Read more...]

Prada’s 2013 Profits Edge Up, Missing Estimates

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Milan—Prada SpA today reported its 2013 full year profit rose only 0.3% hindered by a weak European market and currency … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Actually Fare Better Than Expected

Only a handful of major retailers still release monthly sales results

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...]

Storms, Shopper Fatigue Chill January Comp Sales

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall stymied shoppers and retail employees last month

New York—January is normally the slowest month at retail, but this year the Arctic whammy from a polar vortex chilled sales more … [Read more...]

December Comp Sales Were Up—But at a Price?

Blizzard Tarnish December Retail Sales

New York—Discounts may have helped comparable store sales rise 2.7% in December, but that stronger-than-expected increase often … [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...]