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US apparel retailers' May 2016 sales roundup

April showers did not bring forth May revenue flowers as the slow start to the spring season continued for the few US apparel retailers who...

US apparel retailers' April 2016 sales roundup

The spring season appears to be off to a slow start for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with cool, wet we...


Katie Smith | 8 Apr 2016

March proved to be a challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with many hampered by the early timing of Easter this year. And the outlook for April is mixed as cold weather is cooling demand for spring clothing collections. 


Katie Smith | 11 Mar 2016

February proved to be a mixed month for US apparel retailers as market volatility spooked investors and consumers, while low gas prices, positive housing data and upbeat labour market indicators suggested consumers had the means to spend.


Katie Smith | 9 Feb 2016

Hurt by adverse weather conditions, a continued shift by consumers to invest in high-value items such as cars, and a general slump after the holiday period, it's no surprise US apparel retailers suffered in January, with many reporting comparable store sales declines.


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2016

Santa delivered some generally positive holiday sales results to US apparel retailers in December as they grappled with a rapidly changing omnichannel landscape, low and middle income consumers with limited discretionary spending power, and a very mild autumn that depressed clothing sales.

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In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. The Finish Line posted a small drop in net income, Zumiez saw its profit more than halve, Cherokee Global Brands posted a double-digit decline in net earnings, while Christopher & Banks swung to a loss, and Hudson's Bay was back in the black. 


Michelle Russell | 21 May 2015

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.


Katie Smith | 16 Mar 2015

US denim specialist The Buckle has seen its net profit increase in the fourth quarter, helped by higher sales, including a double-digit gain in online sales.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

US denim specialist The Buckle has made three senior management appointments, including that of Diane Applegate to the position of vice president of supply chain and merchandising operations.


Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked a mixed set of results in its third-quarter with sales growing but earnings remaining flat.


Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 2014

Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.


Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle has booked a drop in earnings in the second quarter.


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle recorded a slight decline in earnings in its first-quarter thanks to higher costs and only a marginal increase in sales.


Katie Smith | 14 Mar 2014

Lower sales contributed to a 3.4% decline in fourth-quarter profit at teen fashion retailer The Buckle.


Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 2014

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has promoted Kari Smith to the newly created role of executive vice president of stores.


Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 2013

Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3.1% drop in third quarter profit after sales slipped.


Katie Smith | 23 Aug 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has recorded an 8.2% increase in second quarter profit, helped by higher sales in-store and online.


Katie Smith | 23 May 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has today (23 May) posted a slight decline in first-quarter net profit, despite delivering higher sales than last year.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2013

Denim specialist The Buckle has seen its fourth-quarter profit rise, helped by higher sales and merchandise margins.


Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2012

Denim specialist The Buckle has today (15 November) posted a 9.3% increase in third-quarter profit on the back of sales growth.


Katie Smith | 16 Aug 2012

Fashion retailer The Buckle has today (16 August) booked a decline in second-quarter net profit, despite posting an increase in sales.


Leonie Barrie | 17 May 2012

First quarter profit at fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has risen 12.8% thanks to a jump in sales at its stores and online.


Petah Marian | 9 Mar 2012

US teen fashion retailer The Buckle has reported a 13% jump in fourth-quarter profit on the back of increasing sales.


Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 2011

Higher sales have helped teen apparel retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.3% rise in third-quarter profit.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Aug 2011

Higher sales have helped teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc to a 14% jump in second quarter profit.


just-style.com | 20 May 2011

Strong sales growth has helped teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.3% hike in first quarter profit.


just-style.com | 19 Nov 2010

Teen retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3% rise in its third quarter profit, helped by higher sales.

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