April Retail Comp Sales Jump Past Estimates


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


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

Zumiez Q4 Profit Zips Up 17.3% Despite Pressures


Everett, WA—One-off gains and higher sales helped action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez to report a 17.3% hike in … [Read more...]

February Comp Sales Actually Fare Better Than Expected


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

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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?

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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...]

Charges Hit Zumiez Q3 Earnings


Everett, WA—Zumiez booked a drop in earnings in the third quarter hurt by one-off charges but offered an optimistic long-term … [Read more...]

Promotions Helped Lift October Comp Sales Above Estimates


New York—Political gridlock, a government shutdown and fears that the United States would default helped to deflate consumer … [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...]

Zumiez Q2 Profit, Sales Beat Estimates; But Cautious Ahead

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Everett, WA—Although many of its competitors in the teen specialty retail have had earnings hit by poor traffic and slumping … [Read more...]

Economists Call August Comp Store Sales Lackluster


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