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US Q2 in brief – J.Crew, Oxford Industries, Tailored Brands 16 Sep 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. Elsewhere, American Eagle Outfitters has booked a record US$1.04bn in total net revenue. 


US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands 1 Aug 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity 23 May 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


US apparel retailers' February 2019 sales roundup 15 Mar 2019

Column: Retail roundup

February proved a truly dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with all booking a fall in monthly comps and two announcing the end of their monthly same-store sales reports.


US apparel retailers' January 2019 sales roundup 11 Feb 2019

Column: Retail roundup

January saw little New Year cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with only one booking a rise in monthly comps. All posted net sales declines of at least 18% during the period.  


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp 6 Feb 2019

Column: Retail roundup

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


US apparel retailers' December 2018 sales roundup 11 Jan 2019

Column: Retail roundup

December saw little cheer for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, as only one reported a rise in monthly comps while the remainder posted flat or lower sales for the period. 


US apparel retailers' July 2018 sales roundup 10 Aug 2018

Column: Retail roundup

July proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all but one booked an increase, two reported surprise upticks, and another far surpassed consensus estimates.


US apparel retailers' May 2018 sales roundup 8 Jun 2018

Column: Retail roundup

May proved a positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all booked an increase in same-store sales, with two reporting surprise upticks.


US apparel retailers' February 2018 sales roundup 16 Mar 2018

Column: Retail roundup

February proved a positive month for the majority of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, although The Buckle reverted to its negative trend after a surprise uptick last month.


US apparel retailers' December 2017 sales roundup 5 Jan 2018

Column: Retail roundup

December proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures as strong job growth coupled with modest wage gains look to finally be driving better improved retail sales.


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.

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