Unseasonably warm weather weighed on US retailers' sales of autumn clothing in October, combining with sluggish mall traffic, softer Hallowe...
September proved to be another mixed month for US clothing retailers. While a later Labor Day weekend and the tail end of back-to-school sel...
| 11 Sep 2015
US consumer spending was hampered by international concerns, including a China slowdown and emerging market stress, currency devaluations, and extremely volatile equity markets in August. And although back-to-school spending picked up in the latter half of the month, the majority of clothing retailers reported comparable store sales declines.
| 11 Aug 2015
July proved to be a difficult month for the apparel chains reporting monthly sales, with several hurt by tax holiday shifts in some southern states into August from July last year. As a result, retailers are not heading into the key back-to-school selling season with much momentum.
| 10 Jul 2015
An improving US labour market, rising consumer confidence and higher wages were not enough to spark a significant break-out in spending in June, with half of the clothing chains reporting monthly comparable store sales seeing lower or flat trends.
| 12 May 2015
A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch in the first quarter, led to the majority of US apparel retailers recording comparable store sales declines in April.
| 24 Nov 2015
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Destination XL narrowed losses. Also, Kate Spade & Co returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. TJX Companies booked earnings and sales growth, but Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods and Wal-Mart lowered their full-year outlook. JC Penney narrowed its loss, while Macy's, Urban Outfitters, and The Buckle all posted double-digit earnings declines.
| 25 Sep 2015
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.
| 21 May 2015
US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 21 Aug 2014
Teen fashion retailer The Buckle has booked a drop in earnings in the second quarter.
| 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.
| 14 Mar 2014
Lower sales contributed to a 3.4% decline in fourth-quarter profit at teen fashion retailer The Buckle.
| 14 Feb 2014
Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has promoted Kari Smith to the newly created role of executive vice president of stores.
| 21 Nov 2013
Teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3.1% drop in third quarter profit after sales slipped.
| 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.
| 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.
| 15 Mar 2013
Denim specialist The Buckle has seen its fourth-quarter profit rise, helped by higher sales and merchandise margins.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 9 Mar 2012
US teen fashion retailer The Buckle has reported a 13% jump in fourth-quarter profit on the back of increasing sales.
| 18 Nov 2011
Higher sales have helped teen apparel retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.3% rise in third-quarter profit.
| 19 Aug 2011
Higher sales have helped teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc to a 14% jump in second quarter profit.
| 20 May 2011
Strong sales growth has helped teen fashion retailer The Buckle Inc to an 11.3% hike in first quarter profit.
| 19 Nov 2010
Teen retailer The Buckle Inc has posted a 3% rise in its third quarter profit, helped by higher sales.
| 20 Aug 2010
Denim firm The Buckle has posted improved second quarter profits despite a dip in sales during the period.
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