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US retail sales growth levels off in tepid July Leonie Barrie | 9 Aug 10

US retail growth seems to be flattening after the latest figures show shoppers continued to tread water in July, despite the lure of deep discounts as stores cleared their summer merchandise. Hot weather during the month is also thought to have dampened demand for autumn clothing.


US: Retailers’ July 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 Aug 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains’ July 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


July 2010 management briefing: Growth in the US plus-size market just-style.com | 28 Jul 10

To have plus-size clothing lines to sell, you need plus-size consumers, so it is maybe not a surprise that the American market for these garments is of critical importance.


US: Retailers' May 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Jun 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


COMMENT: Sustainability - you're closer than you think just-style.com | 2 Jun 10

For two days last month, 120 people from 90 companies across 40 links in the apparel supply chain met in one room to define 'sustainability'. The event was the annual meeting of the AAPNetwork, and here its managing director, Mike Todaro, reflects on what firms can achieve by working together.


US: Hot Topic swings to Q1 loss just-style.com | 20 May 10

Music influenced apparel retailer Hot Topic Inc has swung to a first quarter loss, dragged down by lower sales in its stores and losses from its online music concept ShockHound.


COMMENT: Early Easter hurts apparel retailers in April Leonie Barrie | 7 May 10

Industry commentators continue to be upbeat about the ongoing recovery in shoppers' spending, even though figures released on Thursday (6 May) showed same-store sales at many US retailers took a tumble in April.


US: Retailers' April 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 May 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


COMMENT: Time to let children be children Simon Warburton | 16 Apr 10

Primark must be breathing slightly easier today (16 March) following a torrid week in which it has been battered by a large section of the UK media.


US: Retailers' March 2010 sales roundup Joe Ayling | 8 Apr 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' March 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Hot Topic Q4 profit down as sales slide just-style.com | 11 Mar 10

Pop-inspired apparel retailer Hot Topic posted a 44% decline in fourth quarter profit to US$8m after experiencing a double-digit sales decline.


US: Retailers' February 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 4 Mar 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' February 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


COMMENT: Cheap clothing - the winners and losers Joe Ayling | 16 Feb 10

Discount and value retailers have transformed the clothing industry in recent years, reinventing the consumer perception of a bargain and squeezing supply margins.


COMMENT: The future of plus-size retailing Mudpie | 15 Feb 10

Plus-size is a bone of contention for many in the fashion industry. Away from the runways, however, it is emerging as an area of the market worthy of strong investment.


US: Retailers' January 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 4 Feb 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' January 2010 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' December 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 7 Jan 10

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' December 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' October 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 Nov 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' October 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Amy Kocourek to head Hot Topic merchandising just-style.com | 5 Nov 09

Retailer Hot Topic, which sells pop-influenced apparel and accessories, has hired Amy Kocourek from American Eagle Outfitters as its chief merchandising officer.


US: Retailers' September 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 8 Oct 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' September 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Hot Topic Q2 loss widens to US$3.2m just-style.com | 20 Aug 09

Teen apparel retailer Hot Topic recorded a net second quarter loss of US$3.2m, thanks to a 7.7% fall in comparable store sales.


INSIGHT: July retail sales a mixed bag Leonie Barrie | 10 Aug 09

There was little sign of any uptick in retail spending in July, as retailers released yet another disappointing month of same-store sales results.


US: Retailers' July 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 Aug 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' July 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' June 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 9 Jul 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' June 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' May 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 4 Jun 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' May 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Hot Topic returns to profit in Q1 just-style.com | 21 May 09

Teen clothier Hot Topic Inc has returned to profit in its first quarter, helped by higher sales, but issued a weak outlook.


US: Retailers' April 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 7 May 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' April 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Hot Topic posts 19.3% jump in Q4 profit just-style.com | 12 Mar 09

Higher sales have pushed Hot Topic to a 19.3% jump in fourth quarter profit, and the teen fashion retailer says it expects its first quarter results to do better than a year ago.


US: Retailers' February 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 Mar 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' February 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


US: Retailers' January 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 Feb 09

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe chains' January 2009 sales results. The list will be updated as new results become available.


In the money: Retailers pin hopes on Black Friday just-style.com | 28 Nov 08

The Black Friday shopping bonanza sets a precedent for holiday season sales in the US. But rarely has it been more important to fashion retailers as many try to manoeuvre their way out of the red after an all-round colourful third quarter. Joe Ayling reports.

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