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Accessories Honors 2016 Merchants Hall of Fame Inductees

In Merchants Hall of Fame, People, Reports, Retail News, What's New by Accessories Staff

 New York—Accessories magazine proudly presents the 2016 class of its annual Merchants Hall of Fame! The recipients were selected by the vendor and retailing community for their exceptional retailing expertise and business/fashion acumen. Each received a full-page profile in Merchants Hall of Fame section in the January/February 2016 issue of Accessories. …

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October Retail Comps Up; Sandy Effects Yet to be Felt

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories Staff

New York—While October retail comparable store sales increased nearly 5%, some retailers cautioned today that their November—and even holiday totals—could be adversely affected by the Superstorm Sandy. Of the 17 retailers (excluding drugstores) tracked by Thomson Reuters that posted October results today, overall comparable store sales rose 4.7% better than …

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August Comp Sales Better than Expected

In Reports, What's New by Accessories Staff

New York–Nearly all U.S. retailers posted better-than-expected sales gains in August at comparable store sales as parents and students ratcheted up their back-to-school purchases, setting the stage for a strong third quarter. August comparable store sales rose 3.6% at retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, trumping forecasts for a 2% …

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Despite Uncertainty, September Retail Comps Rise

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories Staff

New York—Despite the daily drumming about economic uncertainty, comparable store sales continued to increase for most U.S. retailers in September. According to Thomson Reuters which tracks 23 retailers, September comparable store sales, or same store sales, increased 5.1%. That’s better than analysts’ average estimate which expected a 4.6% increases. Comparable …

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June Retail Sales Prove Robust

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories Staff

New York—Helped by promotions, warmer weather and lower gas prices, June retail sales exceeded retail analysts’ estimates as most retailers reported today increases in their comparable store sales. According to Retail Metrics, which tracks 25 top retail chains, sales climbed 7.2%, surpassing analysts’ average estimate for a 5.6% increase. The …