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US apparel retailers' September 2015 sales roundup

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...

US apparel retailers' August 2015 sales roundup

US consumer spending was hampered by international concerns, including a China slowdown and emerging market stress, currency devaluations, a...

US apparel retailers' July 2015 retail roundup

Michelle Russell | 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.

US apparel retailers' June 2015 retail roundup

Katie Smith | 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.

US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup

Katie Smith | 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.

US apparel retailers' March 2015 sales roundup

Katie Smith | 10 Apr 2015

While the earlier Easter this year helped the majority of US apparel retailers to book comparable store sales growth in March, adverse weather conditions, an economic soft patch during the first quarter, and lingering effects of the West Coast ports labour dispute weighed on overall results.

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US Q2 in brief: Finish Line, Zumiez, Cherokee

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 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. 

US Q1: Finish Line, Cherokee, Urban Outfitters

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 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.

Top stories this week on just-style...

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".

Zumiez maintains progress despite Q4 profit dip

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.

Zumiez delivers double-digit Q3 earnings growth

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.

Zumiez posts "pleasing" Q2 performance

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.

Zumiez reveals flat Q1 earnings

Michelle Russell | 23 May 2014

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

Zumiez Q4 profit scores on one-off gains

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.

Charges hit Zumiez Q3 earnings

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.

Zumiez Q2 net income rises on expansion

Petah Marian | 6 Sep 2013

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

Zumiez Q1 net income down on aquisition costs

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.

Zumiez Q4 profit and sales see double-digit growth

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.

Zumiez Q3 profit slips on one-off costs

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.

Zumiez Q2 profit falls on acquisition 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.

Zumiez names Work CFO as Stolzman resigns

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.

Zumiez buys European retailer Blue Tomato

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.

Zumiez sees Q1 profit up 140%

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.

Zumiez posts fourth-quarter profit jump

Petah Marian | 9 Mar 2012

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

Zumiez to move e-comm operations to Kansas City

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.

Zumiez Q3 net income rises 14.8%

Petah Marian | 2 Dec 2011

US action sportswear retailer Zumiez has seen its third-quarter profit rise thanks to higher sales during the period.

Zumiez reverses Q1 loss with sales surge

just-style.com | 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%.

Zumiez Q3 profit up 143% on higher sales

just-style.com | 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.

Shareholders back West 49 sale

just-style.com | 25 Aug 2010

Stockholders in action sports retailer West 49 have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the company to surfwear business Billabong International.

West 49 gets approval to consider Billabong bid

just-style.com | 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.

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