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USA: October Retail Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 6 Nov 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' October sales results released in the past couple of days: Arkansas-based department store group Dillard's Inc reported a five per cent slide in October same-store sales and said total sales for the four weeks ended November 1 also fell five per cent to $481.3m from $509.3m last year.


JAPAN: Payless To Open Test Store In 2004 just-style.com | 24 Oct 03

Major footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Thursday will take its first steps in the Japanese market in 2004 after it agrees to form a joint venture with Japan's Nichimen Corp. The Kansas-based operator of more than 5,000 stores said in a short statement the pair will test the concept next year.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' Sept Sales Results just-style.com | 9 Oct 03

The following is a general round-up of US apparel and footwear retailers' September sales results released this week:


USA: Payless Reports Sales Slide, Sees Tough H2 just-style.com | 3 Sep 03

Major footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Wednesday reported a 4.1 per cent slide in August same-store sales and warned of challenging second half.


USA: Payless Q2 Profit Plunges On Wet Weather Woes just-style.com | 13 Aug 03

Leading footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Wednesday blamed wet weather for sluggish sales and markdowns which impacted on its margins and triggered a steep plunge in second quarter profit.


USA: Payless Enjoys Q2 Same-Store Sales Surprise just-style.com | 8 Aug 03

Leading footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Thursday lifted its second quarter profit view after posting better-than-expected same-store sales results.


Changing channels could boost US footwear sales just-style.com | 5 Aug 03

Catalogue and online direct selling will offer the best opportunities for footwear retailers through 2007, as will emphasis on targeting younger segments of the population. A new report from Mintel also predicts that the value-priced channel will continue taking sales from moderately priced retailers and increase its sales by 22 per cent through 2007.


US athletic footwear market stumbles towards 2007 just-style.com | 22 Jul 03

The US athletic footwear market is likely to see little expansion over the next few years according to research from Mintel. It forecasts annual growth of just 2 per cent to 2007, with the industry’s progress stalled by overly complex manufacturer/retailer relationships, a slow growth economy, and competition from brown shoe manufacturers.


USA: Payless Store-Within-Store Concept Beats Targets just-style.com | 16 Jul 03

Leading footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Tuesday said it plans to expand its store-within-store concept following a strong debut at a Texas grocery outlet.


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

The following is a general round-up of US clothing and footwear retailers' June sales results released in the past couple of days: Men's fashion chain Men's Wearhouse Inc posted a better-than-expected 7.6 per cent jump in same-store sales for last month and added total sales in the five weeks to July 5 climbed 8.4 per cent to $138.1 million from $127.4m in the year-ago period.


USA: Payless ShoeSource Warns Q2 Sales Sluggish just-style.com | 17 Jun 03

Leading footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc on Tuesday warned of a slide in second quarter same-store sales due to "disappointing" sales trends amid bad weather in the first two weeks of this month.


USA: May Sales Results Round-Up just-style.com | 5 Jun 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' May sales results released in the past couple of days: Casual apparel chain American Eagle Outfitters Inc said its same-store sales at its own brand stores rose 1.1 per cent last month with total sales up 12.2 per cent to $97.6 million from $87m last year. The operator of 870 stores added total same-store sales, which include its Bluenotes/Thriftys stores in Canada, rose 0.4 per cent with total sales at its Canadian operations up slightly at $5.5m from $5.4m.


USA: Payless To Cut 100 Jobs Amid Weak Sales just-style.com | 4 Jun 03

Leading footwear chain Payless ShoeSource has revealed plans to temporaily cut 100 jobs at its Topeka distribution centre due to weak spring sales.


USA: Payless Q1 Profit Slides 40%, Cuts FY Outlook just-style.com | 14 May 03

Major footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Wednesday posted a 41 per cent year-on-year slump in first quarter profit as unseasonal weather hurt sales and margins and cut its full-year profit outlook.


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: Payless Chooses Fujitsu POS Technology just-style.com | 30 Apr 03

Leading footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc has chosen Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc's GlobalStore point-of-sale software application as its chain-wide POS platform.


USA: Payless Hit With Winter Boot Lawsuit By Genfoot just-style.com | 24 Apr 03

Leading footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc has been hit with a lawsuit by Genfoot Inc which claims it infringed a patent for winter boots with tops closed by a drawstring loop and slide lock. The Canadian firm, which uses the brand name Kamik, claims in a lawsuit filed in Delaware Payless is stocking boots with a "squeeze-type fastener" similar to a 2001 US patent owned by Genfoot.


USA: Payless ShoeSource Execs Miss Out On Bonuses just-style.com | 22 Apr 03

Leading discount footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc has revealed its chairman and chief executive did not receive a bonus last year despite a sharp rise in profits.


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: Liz Claiborne Opts For Fujitsu POS Technology just-style.com | 28 Mar 03

New York-based apparel giant Liz Claiborne Inc has agreed a deal with Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc for point-of-sale hardware and managed infrastructure services.


USA: Round-Up Of Retailers' February Sales Results just-style.com | 7 Mar 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear firms' latest same-store and total sales results - many cited snow blizzards as a reason for their poor performances - released over the past couple of days: Men's clothing chain Men's Wearhous Inc posted a 0.5 per cent increase in US same-store sales and a 7.7 per cent slip in Canadian same-store sales. It added total sales for the month grew 3.7 per cent to $87m from $84m in 2002.


USA: Payless Reveals Slip In Q4 Same-Store Sales just-style.com | 28 Feb 03

Leading US footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc on Friday posted a sharp fall in fourth-quarter profit before one-time items amid lower same-store sales.


USA: Round-Up Of Apparel, Shoe Retailers' Sales Results just-style.com | 10 Jan 03

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear retailers' sales results for December released over the past couple of days:


USA: Round-Up Of Nov Retail Sales Results just-style.com | 6 Dec 02

The following is a general round-up of apparel and footwear firms' November sales results released over the past couple of days. Women’s clothing chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp said its November same-store sales fell 10.3 per cent and added its total sales in the four weeks to November 25 slipped 2.5 per cent year-on-year to $116.2 million.


USA: Payless Doubles Q3 Profit On Buoyant Women's Shoe Sales just-style.com | 14 Nov 02

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc has more than doubled its third-quarter earnings to $29.6 million, or $1.30 per share, compared with $13.3 million, or 59 cents, last year.


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: Shoe Giant Payless Posts Monthly Sales Rise just-style.com | 5 Sep 02

North America's largest family footwear retailer, Payless ShoeSource Inc, has posted flat August same-store sales but said total sales climbed almost two per cent to $240.1 million from $235.8m in 2001. The Kansas-based operator of nearly 5,000 stores said total sales for the first seven months of fiscal 2002 slipped 3.1 per cent to $1.75 billion from $1.81bn last year, with same-store sales down 5.3 per cent.


USA: Payless Enjoys Steep Rise In Q2 Profit To $47.2m just-style.com | 14 Aug 02

US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource Inc on Wednesday announced a 30 per cent jump in second quarter net profit to $47.2 million, or $2.07 share, from $36.4m, or $1.60 a share, in the year-ago period despite a slip in sales.


USA: Round-Up Of June Sales Results just-style.com | 12 Jul 02

Here is a round-up of apparel and footwear firms’ financial results for June that have been released in the past couple of days: Brown Shoe Co Inc said same-store sales at its Famous Footwear division fell 1.8 per cent as women's shoe sales were soft, while same-store sales at its Naturalizer retail unit slipped 2.7 per cent.


USA: Payless Steps Out With New Shoe Fitting Service just-style.com | 4 Jul 02

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has introduced a new service to help ensure kids' shoes fit properly and keep pace with the rapid growth of children's feet. The service, called Growing Smart, "allows parents to bring their children into any of the nearly 4,500 Payless stores across the United States for a fitting and to receive a Growing Smart fitting chart so they can easily track their child's shoe size," says John Haugh, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development for Payless ShoeSource. Growing Smart is part of the footwear retailer's industry-recognised Children's Footwear Program.

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