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USA: Scorching Sales Boost Hot Topic Q1 Profit just-style.com | 22 May 03

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Thursday posted a rise in first quarter net income to $4.4 million from $3.7m in the year prior on the back of soaring sales. The California-based operator of 468 stores said net sales for the quarter ended May 3 rose 26 per cent to$100.7m from $79.9m. It added same-store sales increased 2.6 per cent.


USA: April Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 8 May 03

The following is a general round-up of US apparel and footwear retailers' April sales results released this week: Apparel retailer J Crew Group Inc said its April same-store sales for its retail division fell four per cent but added total sales rose five per cent to $57.7m from $54.8m in the year-ago period.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' March Sales Results just-style.com | 10 Apr 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' March sales results released in the past couple of days: Texas-based department store chain The Neiman Marcus Group Inc reported a 0.5 per cent slip in same-store sales for last month and said total sales climbed 2.2 per cent to $274 from $268m in the year-ago period.


USA: Hot Topic Enjoys Scorching Holiday Sales just-style.com | 5 Mar 03

Leading music-oriented teen apparel chain Hot Topic Inc on Tuesday posted a 34 per cent jump in fourth quarter net profit to $16.6 million from $12.5m in the year-ago period on the back of strong holiday sales.


USA: Hot Topic Same-Store Sales Rose 9.7% In January just-style.com | 6 Feb 03

Hot Topic Inc’s January sales results exceeded expectations, leading the retailer to raise its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter it was announced on Wednesday.


USA: Fashion Chain Hot Topic Enjoys Scorching Sales just-style.com | 9 Jan 03

Youth-oriented retailer of music-influence apparel Hot Topic Inc on Wednesday reported a 10.6 per cent surge in December same-store sales.


USA: Hot Topic Has Solid November, Sales Up 29% just-style.com | 5 Dec 02

Teen apparel chain Hot Topic Inc on Wednesday reported a 4.7 per cent climb in November same-store sales thanks to record sales totals for the weekends before and after Thanksgiving.


USA: Apparel Retailers' September Sales Roundup just-style.com | 11 Oct 02

The following is a general round-up of apparel and shoe chains' September sales results which have been released over the past few days: Women's and men's clothing retailer Talbots Inc said its same-store sales fell 6.1 per cent last month and added total sales for the five weeks ended October 5 were up one per cent to $176.6m from $174.7m in 2001.


USA: Hot Topic Names Van Cleave Chief Merchandising Officer just-style.com | 12 Sep 02

Hot Topic Inc, a mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel and accessories, has named Patricia Van Cleave to the newly created position of chief merchandising officer.


USA: Hot Topic Posts Scorching August Sales just-style.com | 5 Sep 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Wednesday reported a 5.3 per cent climb in August same-store sales and a 32 per cent year-on-year jump in total August sales to $46.8 million. The California-based operator of 420 stores said total sales for the first 30 weeks of fiscal 2002 rose 29 per cent to $219.2m from $170.3m, with same store sales up 1.1 per cent.


USA: Hot Topic Names Bruce Quinnell Chairman just-style.com | 29 Aug 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Thursday announced the appointment of board member Bruce Quinnell to the role of chairman. The California-based operator of more than 400 stores said Quinnell, who has been a director since 1998 and is a consultant to its retail businesses, will replace Robert Jaffe who left the role in June.


USA: Hot Topic Q2 Sales Climb 29 Per Cent just-style.com | 22 Aug 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Thursday reported a slight rise in second quarter net income to $4.3 million compared to $4.2m in the year-ago period. The operator of more than 415 stores said net sales for the quarter increased 29 per cent to $92.5m from $71.9m and comparable-store sales rose 0.6 per cent.


USA: Hot Topic Posts 2.2 Per Cent Fall In Same-Store Sales just-style.com | 8 Aug 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Wednesday said its same-store sales fell 2.2 per cent last month from 2001 due to "disappointing" business in men's clothes. The California-based operator of 415 stores said total sales climbed 26 per cent last month to $32.8 million from $26.1m in the year-ago period. It added net sales for the second quarter jumped 29 per cent to $92.4m from $71.9m last year.


USA: Hot Topic Cuts Outlook On Sliding Sales just-style.com | 31 Jul 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Wednesday reduced its sales and earnings forecasts for the second and third quarters amid a slide in sales.

The California-based operator of 400 stores said it now expects total July sales to be below its original expectation of a low single-digit increase and expects same-store sales for the month to fall by 3-4 per cent compared to the year ago period.


USA: Hot Topic Enjoys Scorching June Sales just-style.com | 11 Jul 02

Mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Thursday posted a 30 per cent jump in June sales to $34.6 million compared to the year-ago period. The California-based operator of almost 400 stores said same-stores sales climbed 2.1 per cent last month, while total sales for the first 22 weeks of the current fiscal year are up 28 per cent to $139.5m.


USA: Hot Topic May Sales Up 30 Per Cent just-style.com | 6 Jun 02

Mall-based specialty retailer of music-oriented apparel, Hot Topic Inc, on Thursday posted a 30 per cent jump in May net sales to $25 million from $19.2m in the year-ago period. The company said in a statement same store sales for the four weeks ended June 1 increased 2.5 per cent compared to the corresponding four weeks in 2001.


USA: Hot Topic First-Quarter Income Up 10 Per Cent just-style.com | 23 May 02

Net income at Hot Topic Inc rose 10 per cent to $3.68 million in the first quarter to 4 May 2002, up from $3.34m last year. The specialty retailer of music-related apparel and accessories said net sales for the period increased 27 per cent to $79.90m from $62.92m. Comparable store sales decreased 0.5 per cent for the quarter over last year it said.


USA: Hot Topic Q1 Sales Climb 27 Per Cent just-style.com | 9 May 02

Music-influenced apparel and accessories retailer Hot Topic Inc said net sales for fiscal April 2002 increased 24 per cent to $24.38 million from $19.61m in April 2001. Same store sales fell by 2 per cent.


USA: Hot Topic On Fire With Sales Surge just-style.com | 5 Mar 02

Specialty retailer of music-licensed apparel and accessories, Hot Topic Inc, on Tuesday posted a 20 per cent rise in fourth quarter profit to $12.5 million, compared to the same period in 2001. The City of Industry, California-based firm said that meant earnings per share of 38 cents, while net sales for the 13-week period surged 23 per cent to $109.1m.


USA: Hot Topic Delighted With Sales Results just-style.com | 7 Feb 02

Mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items for teens, Hot Topic Inc, has posted a 23 per cent jump in fourth quarter net sales to $109.1 million compared to the year-ago period.

Same-store sales for the 13 weeks ended February 2, 2002 rose 3.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, while January same-store sales fell 3.1 per cent compared to 2001.

Total sales for fiscal 2001 surged 31 per cent to $336m from $257.1m for fiscal 2000.


USA: Hot Topic Has A Happy Christmas Thanks To Teens just-style.com | 10 Jan 02

Music-themed apparel and gift retailer for teenagers, Hot Topic Inc, said today that December sales jumped 6.1 per cent at stores open at least a year and its directors have set a three-for-two split of its common stock.


USA: Hot Topic's Net Sales Up 35 Per Cent In November just-style.com | 6 Dec 01

US-based retailer Hot Topic Inc, which sells music-licensed apparel, accessories and gift items for men and women aged 12-22, said on Thursday that same-store sales rose 3.4 per cent during November. In a statement, the retailer said total sales for the four weeks ended December 1 increased 35 per cent to $26.9 million from $20 m a year ago, while for the year-to-date period, same-store sales increased 3.9 per cent, with total sales up 35 per cent to $253.9m from $188.7m last year.


USA: Hot Topic To Expand Torrid Outlets just-style.com | 20 Nov 01

Music influenced apparel retailer Hot Topic Inc yesterday revealed plans to open 15 new Torrid stores in fiscal 2002 following the success of a six-store Torrid test earlier this year. Torrid features fashion-forward plus-size apparel and accessories for young women aged 15-29, and according to Betsy McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer: "Customer reaction to the concept and the merchandise assortment has continued to be extremely positive." She added that during the past six months the company has adjusted the mix, store design and store model.


USA: Seasonal Sales Up 28 Per Cent At Hot Topic just-style.com | 8 Nov 01

Leading US mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items for teens, Hot Topic Inc, today announced its third quarter net sales jumped 28 per cent to $92.06 million from net sales of $72.2m. The company revealed that third-quarter same-store sales increased by 2.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, while net sales for fiscal October 2001 increased by 25 per cent to $28.3m, from net sales of $22.7m for fiscal October 2000.


USA: Hot Topic Director To Turn Up Heat On Rivals just-style.com | 28 Sep 01

A prominent retail strategist has joined the board of directors at music-influenced apparel and accessories retailer Hot Topic Inc. Cynthia R Cohen is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on branding and retail image. Her areas of expertise include strategic positioning, branding, merchandising, e-commerce and new concept development.


USA: Hot Topic Sales Increase, Plans More Stores just-style.com | 6 Sep 01

Hot Topic Inc, the mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel and accessories, says it plans to increase the number of new stores planned for fiscal 2001 to 70 from the previously planned 65. The company has opened 55 Hot Topic stores to date this year. The company posted a 39 per cent increase in net sales for fiscal August 2001 to $35.4m from net sales of $25.5m for fiscal August 2000.


USA: Hot Topic Reports Second Quarter Net Income just-style.com | 23 Aug 01

Hot Topic, Inc, a mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items for teens, today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2001.


USA: Hot Topic Store Sales Increase In July just-style.com | 9 Aug 01

Hot Topic Inc, a national mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items for teens, announced today net sales for fiscal July 2001 (four weeks ended August 4, 2001) increased 50 per cent to $26.09 million from net sales of $17.42 million for fiscal July 2000.


USA: Jane Cruz Joins Hot Topic As SVP, Human Resources just-style.com | 9 Aug 01

Hot Topic Inc, a mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items, announced today that Jane Cruz has joined the company as senior vice president, human resources. In this newly created position, Cruz will report to Betsy McLaughlin, the company's president and cief executive officer.


USA: CautionWear.com Files Lawsuit Against Hot Topic just-style.com | 6 Jul 01

CautionWear.com has announced that it has authorised its legal team to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against US specialty chain Hot Topic for trademark infringement and unfair business practices. These activities are said to arise from the 300-strong chain's unauthorised use of the CautionWear company's registered trademark for the word mark 'Caution.'

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