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US apparel retailers' July 2015 retail roundup

July proved to be a difficult month for the apparel chains reporting monthly sales, with several hurt by tax holiday shifts in some southern...

US apparel retailers' June 2015 retail roundup

An improving US labour market, rising consumer confidence and higher wages were not enough to spark a significant break-out in spending in J...


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.


US apparel retailers' February 2015 sales roundup

Katie Smith | 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.


New supply chain options key amid US port problems

Katie Smith | 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.

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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.


Zumiez pulls out of West 49 bid

just-style.com | 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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