Hot Topic Q4 Profit Jumps 35% as Its Torrid Stores Improve

Spring styles at Torrid, Hot Topic's plus size specialty store

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic, Inc. said Wednesday that its net income jumped 35% in its fourth quarter as sales increased 11% … [Read more...]

Sycamore Partners Buys Hot Topic for $600 Million

Lucky Day for Hot Topic. A St. Patrick's Day promotion at Hot Topic stores.

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic was truly a hot topic today on Wall Street. That’s because Sycamore Partners, the private equity … [Read more...]

January Comp Sales Rise, Easily Beating Forecasts


New York—Whether it was the U.S. Congress finally averting the so-called fiscal cliff in early January, a spate of Arctic cold … [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...]

Hot Topic Issues Improved Q2 Estimates

Torrid, a specialty chain that caters to young plus-size women, has been a strong performer for Hot Topic Inc.

City of Industry, CA—Noting that its merchandise mix and inventory levels are in target at the end of its second quarter, Hot … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Q1 Profit, Sales Higher than Expected

Hot Topic: A return to its "edgy, dark and sexy core"

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic reported today that first quarter profit and sales exceeded expectations based in revised … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Swings into Q4 Profit

Hot Topic storefront

City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic reported Wednesday that it swung into a fourth quarter profit despite a slight drop in … [Read more...]

October Comp Sales Up, But Still Disappointing

October Sales

New York—Major retailers reported today their October comparable store sales were up 3.4% in total from last year, but below … [Read more...]

Hot Topic Narrows Q2 Loss on Better Comp Store Sales, Margins

Hot Topic storefront

The City of Industry, CA—Hot Topic, the teen oriented specialty retailers, reported Wednesday that it’s second quarter loss … [Read more...]

June Retail Sales Prove Robust

Sales Report

New York—Helped by promotions, warmer weather and lower gas prices, June retail sales exceeded retail analysts’ estimates as most … [Read more...]

Key Appointments at Hot Topic, Wet Seal, Charming Shoppes


Hot Topic, The Wet Seal and Charming Shoppes have all brought in new executives at the helm, and note other appointments as … [Read more...]

Teen Retailers Q3: A Mixed Bag

Teen Retailers

Buckle Inc. reported its third quarter profit edged up, while American Eagle Outfitters, Wet Seal and Hot Topic saw varying income … [Read more...]