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US apparel retailers' August 2017 sales roundup 8 Sep 2017

Column: Retail roundup

August proved a slightly more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as same-store sales came in ahead of expectations, but bankruptcies, store closures, anaemic earnings growth, and the looming spectre of Amazon continue to cast a pall over the group with all but one recording a decline.


US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup 4 Aug 2017

Column: Retail roundup

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-store sales coming in ahead of expectations but consumer spending softening going into the key back-to-school shopping season.


US apparel retailers' May 2017 sales roundup 2 Jun 2017

Column: Retail roundup

May proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with all but one recording a decline.


US apparel retailers' March 2017 sales roundup 7 Apr 2017

Column: Retail roundup

March proved to be another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with three hurt by a later Easter and lower foot traffic.


US apparel retailers' December 2016 sales roundup 6 Jan 2017

Column: Retail roundup

December proved to be a dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting comparable sales figures, with soft in-store traffic over the holiday season meaning that only two recorded a rise. This was despite retailers coming off a modestly strong Black Friday weekend.


US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup 2 Dec 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Comparable store sales proved to be somewhat disappointing for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures in November, with only two recording increases. This was despite robust e-commerce growth from the Black Friday weekend and a more favourable macro backdrop to consumer spending.


US apparel retailers' October 2016 sales roundup 8 Nov 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Monthly same store sales growth for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their figures has been anaemic since February 2015, but mostly exceeded analyst expectations in October thanks to an uptick in consumer confidence and improving unemployment rates.


US apparel retailers' September 2016 sales roundup 7 Oct 2016

Column: Retail roundup

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. 


US apparel retailers' August 2016 sales roundup 2 Sep 2016

Column: Retail roundup

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. 


US apparel retailers' July 2016 sales roundup 5 Aug 2016

Column: Retail roundup

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. 


US apparel retailers' June 2016 sales roundup 8 Jul 2016

Column: Retail roundup

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.


US apparel retailers' May 2016 sales roundup 6 Jun 2016

Column: Retail roundup

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.


US apparel retailers' March 2016 sales roundup  8 Apr 2016

Column: Retail roundup

March proved to be a challenging month for the few US apparel retailers who still report their monthly sales, with many hampered by the early timing of Easter this year. And the outlook for April is mixed as cold weather is cooling demand for spring clothing collections. 


Update – US apparel retailers' February 2016 sales roundup 11 Mar 2016

Column: Retail roundup

February proved to be a mixed month for US apparel retailers as market volatility spooked investors and consumers, while low gas prices, positive housing data and upbeat labour market indicators suggested consumers had the means to spend.


Update – US apparel retailers' January 2016 sales roundup 9 Feb 2016

Column: Retail 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 holiday period, it's no surprise US apparel retailers suffered in January, with many reporting comparable store sales declines.


US apparel retailers' December 2015 sales roundup  8 Jan 2016

Column: Retail roundup

Santa delivered some generally positive holiday sales results to US apparel retailers in December as they grappled with a rapidly changing omnichannel landscape, low and middle income consumers with limited discretionary spending power, and a very mild autumn that depressed clothing sales.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' October 2015 retail roundup 10 Nov 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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.


US apparel retailers' September 2015 sales roundup 9 Oct 2015

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


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' August 2015 sales roundup 11 Sep 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' July 2015 retail roundup 11 Aug 2015

Column: 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 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' May 2015 retail roundup 5 Jun 2015

Column: Retail roundup

May was a mixed month for US apparel retailers, with suggestions the consumer was still not spending robustly outside of cars, smart phones, and home related categories. Despite the “sluggish” trading environment, the majority of clothing chains were able to book comparable store sales growth.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup 12 May 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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 10 Apr 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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 6 Mar 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' January 2015 sales roundup 10 Feb 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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.


US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup 9 Jan 2015

Column: Retail roundup

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.


US apparel retailers' November 2014 sales roundup 5 Dec 2014

Column: Retail roundup

Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record better-than-expected comparable store sales growth in November.


US apparel retailers' October 2014 sales roundup 7 Nov 2014

Column: Retail roundup

October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an improving economy and strong consumer demand, others were impacted by warmer weather during the month.


US apparel retailers' September 2014 sales roundup 10 Oct 2014

Column: Retail roundup

As back-to-school shopping tailed off in the first part of September, so too did sales for many US apparel retailers. Negative surprises from the likes of Gap, outweighed better-than-expected results from retailers such as L Brands & Zumiez.


US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup 5 Sep 2014

Column: Retail roundup

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.

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