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...
While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weath...
| 6 Mar 2015
US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, as significant headwinds including extreme winter weather, additional costs and delays from the West Coast ports slowdown, foreign exchange rates and higher gas prices all weighed on results.
| 12 Feb 2015
As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months. As the congestion continues to cause headwinds for apparel businesses, retailers are being told they must investigate new supply chain options, including more near- and on-shoring.
| 10 Feb 2015
US apparel retailers got off to a good start in January, with the majority posting comparable store sales gains, helped by post holiday clearance sales and stronger comparisons with last year, when severe weather hampered results.
| 9 Jan 2015
Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains for US apparel retailers in the crucial month of December.
| 26 Jun 2015
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.
| 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".
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 23 May 2014
One-off charges resulted in flat earnings for action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez in the first quarter.
| 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.
| 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.
| 6 Sep 2013
Sportswear brand Zumiez saw second quarter net income surge on the back of expansion.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 31 Aug 2012
US sportswear retailer Zumiez has booked a 19.5% decline in second-quarter net profit after acquisition costs offset higher sales.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 9 Mar 2012
US sports retailer Zumiez has announced a jump in fourth-quarter profit on the back of rising sales.
| 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.
| 2 Dec 2011
US action sportswear retailer Zumiez has seen its third-quarter profit rise thanks to higher sales during the period.
| 20 May 2011
Action sporting goods retailer Zumiez swapped last year’s first quarter loss for a $1.9m net profit as sales surged up 18.8%, with comparable store sales rising 12.6%.
| 2 Dec 2010
Third quarter results at Zumiez Inc have beaten expectations after higher sales helped the action sports apparel and footwear retailer to a 143% profit hike.
| 25 Aug 2010
Stockholders in action sports retailer West 49 have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the company to surfwear business Billabong International.
| 23 Jul 2010
Canadian retailer West 49 has received an interim order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to proceed with a special meeting to consider being acquired by surfwear firm Billabong International.
| 14 Jul 2010
US sporting goods firm Zumiez has pulled out of the race to buy Canadian action sport retailer West 49 Inc after saying the two companies failed to agree on the terms of the due diligence process.
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