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Zumiez delivers double-digit Q3 earnings growth Michelle Russell | 5 Dec 14

Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez delivered double-digit earnings growth in its third-quarter driven by higher than expected sales and lower than planned operating expenses.


US apparel retailers' October 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Nov 14

October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an improving economy and strong consumer demand, others were impacted by warmer weather during the month.


US apparel retailers' September 2014 sales roundup Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 14

As back-to-school shopping tailed off in the first part of September, so too did sales for many US apparel retailers. Negative surprises from the likes of Gap, outweighed better-than-expected results from retailers such as L Brands & Zumiez.


US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 5 Sep 14

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.


US: Zumiez posts "pleasing" Q2 performance Katie Smith | 5 Sep 14

Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez has said it is "pleased" with its 57.3% increase in second-quarter net profit, driven by higher-than-expected sales.


US apparel retailers' July 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 8 Aug 14

Aggressive promotions by US apparel retailers in August provided consumers with incentives to shop - leading to better-than-expected comparable store sales growth for the month. The focus is now turning to the upcoming back-to-school shopping season.


US retailers' June 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 11 Jul 14

An improving employment picture, favourable weather for purchases of summer clothing, and heavy promotions fuelled better-than-expected sales for US apparel retailers in June - but analysts have warned that headwinds remain.


US retailers' May 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 6 Jun 14

Improved weather coupled with a slew of promotions helped to drive traffic and sales gains for US apparel retailers in May - with analysts expecting the upward trend to continue into June.


US: Zumiez reveals flat Q1 earnings Michelle Russell | 23 May 14

One-off charges resulted in flat earnings for action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez in the first quarter.


US retailers' April 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 9 May 14

Warmer weather combined with a late Easter, aggressive promotions, and improving employment prospects helped unleash pent-up demand in April - driving strong comparable store sales growth for US apparel retailers.


US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 11 Apr 14

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the Easter holiday shift and continued cool weather.


US: Zumiez Q4 profit scores on one-off gains Katie Smith | 14 Mar 14

One-off gains and higher sales helped action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez to report a 17.3% increase in fourth-quarter net profit.


US retailers' February 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Mar 14

US apparel retailers reported mixed comparable store sales in February, with some severely impacted by adverse weather conditions but others benefiting from a pick-up in traffic in the latter part of the month.


US retailers' January 2014 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Feb 14

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January, forcing many shoppers to stay at home. But while some consumers were physically unable to spend, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.


US retailers' December 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 10 Jan 14

December proved to be a challenging month for US apparel retailers, with the most promotional retailing environment in five years, a shortened holiday season, sluggish consumer spending, and adverse weather conditions all taking their toll on comparable store sales.


US retailers' November 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 6 Dec 13

Steep discounts, flexible store opening times, price matching and free shipping were not enough to win US shoppers over in November, after apparel retailers delivered disappointing comparable store sales during the month.


US: Charges hit Zumiez Q3 earnings Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 13

US sportswear brand Zumiez booked a drop in earnings in the third quarter hurt by one-off charges but offered an optimistic long-term outlook.


US retailers' October 2013 sales roundup Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 13

Despite low expectations, US apparel retailers managed to overcome a number of hurdles in October - including the government shutdown and soft economic growth - to post same-store sales gains for the month.


US retailers' September 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 11 Oct 13

Lacklustre back-to-school sales, warmer than average temperatures, waning consumer confidence, worries over a government shutdown, and stagnant wage growth all combined to give another mixed sales bag for US apparel retailers in September.


US: Zumiez Q2 net income rises on expansion Petah Marian | 6 Sep 13

Sportswear brand Zumiez saw second quarter net income surge on the back of expansion.


Retail roundup: Promotions drive August US retail sales growth Katie Smith | 6 Sep 13

The back-to-school selling period got off to a slow start in August, as US apparel retailers moved to drive traffic with aggressive promotional activity, with all but one retailer posting sales gains.


Retail roundup: Mixed July sales ahead of back-to-school Katie Smith | 9 Aug 13

The majority of US apparel retailers posted same-store sale gains last month - albeit below analyst expectations - despite higher fuel prices, summer doldrums, pay roll tax increases, and a lack of wage gains ahead of the back-to-school season.


Retail roundup: US retail sales on upward trajectory in June Katie Smith | 12 Jul 13

Same-store sales at US apparel retailers continued on an upward trajectory last month. June results saw the biggest gains since January, on the back of an improving labour market, better macroeconomic conditions, falling fuel prices, warmer weather and rising house prices.


Retail roundup: Warmer weather boosts May US retail sales Katie Smith | 7 Jun 13

Warmer weather and improved consumer confidence, boosted by rising stock and house prices as well as the ongoing economic recovery, helped the majority of US apparel retailers to post modest sales gains in May.


US: Zumiez Q1 net income down on aquisition costs Petah Marian | 24 May 13

US sportswear retailer Zumiez saw first-quarter net income almost halve on the back of costs relating to its acquisition of sports retailer Blue Tomato.


Retail roundup: Weather and economy drive April US retail sales Petah Marian | 10 May 13

Improving weather in late April, combined with rising stock and housing prices, offered some encouragement to US clothing retailers as sales gained over the month.


Retail roundup: Sales chill for US retailers in March Leonie Barrie | 11 Apr 13

A combination of cold, snowy weather and the earlier timing of Easter meant that sales of spring or early summer merchandise got off to a chilly start for US retailers in March.


US: Zumiez Q4 profit and sales see double-digit growth Katie Smith | 15 Mar 13

Action sportswear and footwear retailer Zumiez has reported a 22.1% rise in fourth-quarter net profit, boosted by double-digit sales growth - but forecasts a weaker first-quarter performance.


US: Retailers' February 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Mar 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' February 2013 sales results. It is worth noting that from this month, a number of retailers are no longer reporting their sales results on a month-by-month basis.


US: Retailers' January 2013 sales roundup Katie Smith | 7 Feb 13

The following is a general roundup of US apparel and shoe retailers' January 2013 sales results.

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