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US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November...

US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015,...


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

Upside surprises were provided in September by two of the US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates. The remaining three failed to capitalise, however, with The Buckle faring the worst. 


Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2016

July proved to be another challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with the majority reporting comparable declines. Unseasonable weather, clearance and promotional activity, and even the impact of Pokemon Go are all blamed. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Jul 2016

June proved to be a more positive month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, thanks to better weather conditions and the Memorial Day holiday shift.


Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2016

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 still report their monthly sales.

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In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2016

More favourable hot and dry weather and an uptick in consumer confidence resulted in a bounce-back in US same-store sales for August. For the few apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, however, an increase in technology and travel spend weighed on monthly results. 


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. 


First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include at look at US apparel sales figures for May, just-style speaks with the chairman of sourcing specialist William E. Connor, and Levi joins forces with internet behemoth Google to design "smart jeans".


Richard Woodard | 13 Mar 2015

Retailer Zumiez reported another three months of double-digit revenue increases in the fourth quarter, but charges related to its Blue Tomato acquisition led to a fall in profit.


Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 2014

Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez delivered double-digit earnings growth in its third-quarter driven by higher than expected sales and lower than planned operating expenses.


Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez has said it is "pleased" with its 57.3% increase in second-quarter net profit, driven by higher-than-expected sales.


Michelle Russell | 23 May 2014

One-off charges resulted in flat earnings for action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez in the first quarter.


Katie Smith | 14 Mar 2014

One-off gains and higher sales helped action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez to report a 17.3% increase in fourth-quarter net profit.


Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 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.


Petah Marian | 6 Sep 2013

Sportswear brand Zumiez saw second quarter net income surge on the back of expansion.


Petah Marian | 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.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 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.


Katie Smith | 30 Nov 2012

US sportswear retailer Zumiez has seen its third-quarter net profit slip on the back of a series of one-off costs.


Katie Smith | 31 Aug 2012

US sportswear retailer Zumiez has booked a 19.5% decline in second-quarter net profit after acquisition costs offset higher sales.


Katie Smith | 28 Aug 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.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 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.


Leonie Barrie | 19 Jun 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.


Petah Marian | 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.


Petah Marian | 9 Mar 2012

US sports retailer Zumiez has announced a jump in fourth-quarter profit on the back of rising sales.


Petah Marian | 15 Feb 2012

Sportswear retailer Zumiez has announced plans to relocate its e-commerce fulfilment operations from its Washington headquarters to the Kansas City region in May.

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