7 March 2014
US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others benefiting from a pick-up in traffic in the latter part of the month.
7 February 2014
Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January, forcing many shoppers to stay at home. But while some consumers were physically unable to spend, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.
10 January 2014
December proved to be a challenging month for US apparel retailers, with the most promotional retailing environment in five years, a shortened holiday season, sluggish consumer spending, and adverse weather conditions all taking their toll on comparable store sales.
6 December 2013
Steep discounts, flexible store opening times, price matching and free shipping were not enough to win US shoppers over in November, after apparel retailers delivered disappointing comparable store sales during the month.
6 December 2013
US sportswear brand Zumiez booked a drop in earnings in the third quarter hurt by one-off charges but offered an optimistic long-term outlook.
8 November 2013
Despite low expectations, US apparel retailers managed to overcome a number of hurdles in October - including the government shutdown and soft economic growth - to post same-store sales gains for the month.
11 October 2013
Lacklustre back-to-school sales, warmer than average temperatures, waning consumer confidence, worries over a government shutdown, and stagnant wage growth all combined to give another mixed sales bag for US apparel retailers in September.
6 September 2013
Sportswear brand Zumiez saw second quarter net income surge on the back of expansion.
6 September 2013
The back-to-school selling period got off to a slow start in August, as US apparel retailers moved to drive traffic with aggressive promotional activity, with all but one retailer posting sales gains.
9 August 2013
The majority of US apparel retailers posted same-store sale gains last month - albeit below analyst expectations - despite higher fuel prices, summer doldrums, pay roll tax increases, and a lack of wage gains ahead of the back-to-school season.
12 July 2013
Same-store sales at US apparel retailers continued on an upward trajectory last month. June results saw the biggest gains since January, on the back of an improving labour market, better macroeconomic conditions, falling fuel prices, warmer weather and rising house prices.
7 June 2013
Warmer weather and improved consumer confidence, boosted by rising stock and house prices as well as the ongoing economic recovery, helped the majority of US apparel retailers to post modest sales gains in May.
24 May 2013
US sportswear retailer Zumiez saw first-quarter net income almost halve on the back of costs relating to its acquisition of sports retailer Blue Tomato.
10 May 2013
Improving weather in late April, combined with rising stock and housing prices, offered some encouragement to US clothing retailers as sales gained over the month.
11 April 2013
A combination of cold, snowy weather and the earlier timing of Easter meant that sales of spring or early summer merchandise got off to a chilly start for US retailers in March.
15 March 2013
Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez has reported a 22.1% rise in fourth-quarter net profit, boosted by double-digit sales growth - but forecasts a weaker first-quarter performance.
7 March 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' February 2013 sales results. It is worth noting that from this month, a number of retailers are no longer reporting their sales results on a month-by-month basis.
7 February 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.
3 January 2013
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' December 2012 sales results.
30 November 2012
US sportswear retailer Zumiez has seen its third-quarter net profit slip on the back of a series of one-off costs.
1 November 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' October 2012 sales results.
4 October 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' September 2012 sales results.
31 August 2012
US sportswear retailer Zumiez has booked a 19.5% decline in second-quarter net profit after acquisition costs offset higher sales.
28 August 2012
US action sportswear retailer Zumiez has promoted vice president and controller Christopher Work as its new CFO, following the resignation of Marc Stolzman last week.
2 August 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' July 2012 sales results.
5 July 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' June 2012 sales results.
19 June 2012
Action sports apparel and footwear retailer Zumiez Inc is to buy European snow and skatewear business Blue Tomato for EUR59.5m (US$75m) in a deal seen as a stepping stone to international expansion.
31 May 2012
The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' May 2012 sales results.
18 May 2012
Zumiez has posted a 140% jump in first-quarter net income as the US sportswear retailer improved profit margins and grew sales.
4 May 2012
After the warmer weather and early Easter helped US apparel retailers to higher same-store sales in March, it was perhaps not surprising there would be a slowdown in April.