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Counting the retail cost of Superstorm Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy swept along the US East Coast earlier this week, US retailers were forced to close up to 10% of their stores, according t...

July sales a mixed bag for US apparel retailers

Lured by warm weather and deep discounts as stores cleared their summer merchandise, US shoppers hit the malls in July giving an overall boo...


Leonie Barrie | 3 Aug 2012

Lured by warm weather and promotions to clear summer merchandise, US shoppers hit the stores in July giving an overall boost to many apparel retailers - but the results shed little light on back-to-school spending plans.


Petah Marian | 6 Oct 2011

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' September 2011 sales results.


Leonie Barrie | 4 Aug 2011

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' July 2011 sales results.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 2011

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' June 2011 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.

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Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 2015

Department store retailer Macy's is to close 14 stores and make a raft of job cuts as it restructures its marketing and merchandise operations in a move designed to save US$140m starting this year.


Katie Smith | 28 Oct 2014

Department store retailer Macy's is to open its first store outside the US, with a location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018.


Michelle Russell | 16 Oct 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch has hired Fran Horowitz from Ann Inc as president of its Hollister brand.


Michelle Russell | 15 Sep 2014

Macy's says it is seeing "tangible results" from its adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as the department store retailer looks to build its omnichannel capabilities.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 2014

Despite booking a 3.3% rise in second-quarter sales, department store retailer Macy's Inc today (13 August) lowered its full-year sales outlook, saying it was unable to make up the shortfall incurred during the first quarter when snowy weather kept shoppers away from its stores.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Apr 2014

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has committed to invest $350m in innovative, high-growth retail and consumer businesses through a new company set up by Glen Senk, the former CEO of Urban Outfitters.


Katie Smith | 18 Dec 2013

US retailer Macy's is to invest US$170m in a new direct-to-consumer distribution centre in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to support omni-channel growth.


Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2013

US department store retailer Macy's has revealed that Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of the Bloomingdale's brand, has stepped down after 22 years at the helm.


Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2013

US department store retailer Macy's has revealed that Michael Gould, chairman and CEO of the Bloomingdale's brand, has stepped down after 22 years at the helm.


Katie Smith | 14 Aug 2013

US department store retailer Macy's has cut its outlook for the full year and reported lower-than-expected second-quarter profits, after sales were hit by weaker consumer confidence.


Katie Smith | 15 May 2013

US department store retailer Macy's has today (15 May) booked a 19.9% increase in first-quarter profit on solid sales, despite the negative impact of unseasonably cool weather and weakened demand.


Katie Smith | 15 Apr 2013

Bloomingdale's has installed digital sizing stations from Me-Ality in five of its department stores to help women find the right sized jeans.


Katie Smith | 15 Mar 2013

Some 5,000 pairs of Stuart Weitzman-branded girls' Cha Cha boots, which were manufactured in China, have been recalled by footwear specialist Synclaire Brands for posing a fall hazard.


Petah Marian | 26 Feb 2013

US department store operator Macy's saw fourth quarter net profit fall on the back of debt related expenses, but offered an upbeat outlook for continued sales growth in 2013.


Katie Smith | 6 Feb 2013

Value apparel retailer Body Central has appointed Brian Woolf as its new chief executive officer, replacing Tom Stoltz who has served as interim CEO since August.


Katie Smith | 31 Aug 2012

Apparel maker Hampshire Group has inked a licensing agreement with OneAgency, which is part of The Trimera Group, to sell Scott James branded sportswear for men in Canada.


Leonie Barrie | 29 Aug 2012

Wedding dress retailer David's Bridal Inc is to be sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a deal that values the company at $1.05bn and will see former Gap CEO Paul Pressler become its new chairman.


Leonie Barrie | 29 Aug 2012

Wedding dress retailer David's Bridal Inc is to be sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a deal that values the company at $1.05bn and will see former Gap CEO Paul Pressler become its new chairman.


Leonie Barrie | 29 Aug 2012

Wedding dress retailer David's Bridal Inc is to be sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a deal that values the company at $1.05bn and will see former Gap CEO Paul Pressler become its new chairman.


Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2012

US retailer Body Central has promoted executive vice president and CFO Tom Stoltz to the position of COO and interim CEO.


Petah Marian | 8 Aug 2012

US department store operator Macy's has lifted its full-year earnings forecast after its second-quarter net income surged on the back of strong revenue growth.


Katie Smith | 9 May 2012

US department store retailer Macy's share price dropped today (9 May), despite reporting a 38.2% increase in first-quarter net profit.


Katie Smith | 8 May 2012

Footwear firm Brown Shoe Co has promoted John Mazurk to the newly created role of president of the company's Healthy Living division, which includes Naturalizer, Dr Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride, Avia and Ryka brands.

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