Retail roundup

Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.



US apparel retailers' July 2018 sales roundup 10 Aug 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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