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US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup

Hurt by adverse weather conditions, a continued shift by consumers to invest in high-value items such as cars, and a general slump after the...

US apparel retailers' December 2015 sales roundup 

Santa delivered some generally positive holiday sales results to US apparel retailers in December as they grappled with a rapidly changing o...

Katie Smith | 4 Dec 2015

As US apparel retailers readied themselves for a busy Black Friday weekend, sales proved to be somewhat disappointing. Despite a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending this holiday season, the majority of clothing chains reported comparable store sales declines. 

Katie Smith | 10 Nov 2015

Unseasonably warm weather weighed on US retailers' sales of autumn clothing in October, combining with sluggish mall traffic, softer Halloween sales, lacklustre income gains, and a continued shift in spending to motor vehicles, experiences and restaurants to push the majority of clothing chains to comparable store sales declines in the month.

Katie Smith | 9 Oct 2015

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 selling boosted sales for some, the holiday shift combined with unseasonably warm weather hampered others, leading to many chains posting comparable store sales declines. 

Katie Smith | 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.

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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.

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.

Petah Marian | 2 Dec 2011

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

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%.

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.

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.

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Zumiez, Inc. - Company Capsule

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