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Late Easter helps US apparel retailers in April Leonie Barrie | 6 May 11

US retailers' April sales were lifted by this year's late Easter which shifted holiday selling into the month and provided a much-needed boost to revenues, but worries continue to persist over the impact of higher fuel prices.


US: Retailers' April 2011 sales roundup just-style.com | 5 May 11

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


US retail sales solid in March despite late Easter Leonie Barrie | 8 Apr 11

US retailers weathered all manner of obstacles - including chilly weather, the late Easter holiday and higher fuel prices - to top downbeat March forecasts, according to results posted yesterday (7 April), as shoppers continued to head to the stores to spend.


US retail sales maintained momentum in February Leonie Barrie | 7 Mar 11

Sales at US apparel retailers continued to trend upwards in February as the warmer weather enticed shoppers out in search of spring merchandise and clearance bargains. But while February's same-store sales results largely followed in the footsteps of a buoyant January, rising fuel and food prices may well dampen demand in the months ahead, industry observers warned.


US retailers weathered the storms in January Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 11

US apparel retailers managed to shrug off the harsh winter weather seen across many parts of the country in January, posting surprisingly strong revenue gains in a climate that many observers feared would put consumer spending on ice.


US retailers count the cost of December's snowfall Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 11

A two-month spending spree at US apparel retailers ran into turbulence in December after a massive snowstorm disrupted post-Christmas shopping along the East Coast and in many cases caused disappointment after a strong start to the holiday season in November.


US: Retailers' December 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 6 Jan 11

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


US: Zumiez Q3 profit up 143% on higher sales just-style.com | 2 Dec 10

Third quarter results at Zumiez Inc have beaten expectations after higher sales helped the action sports apparel and footwear retailer to a 143% profit hike.


The price is right for September retail sales Leonie Barrie | 11 Oct 10

Last-minute back-to-school shopping not only provided a much-needed lift to September retail sales, but gives some optimism that shoppers will also be willing to spend during the all-important holiday season.


US: Retailers' August 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

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


CANADA: Shareholders back West 49 sale just-style.com | 25 Aug 10

Stockholders in action sports retailer West 49 have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the company to surfwear business Billabong International.


Spotlight on...Teen stores and back-to-school spending Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 10

Traditionally an early barometer of the key back-to-school selling season, teen retailers are being watched closely for first signs of what the market can expect as this all-important period looms into view.


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.


CANADA: West 49 gets approval to consider Billabong bid just-style.com | 23 Jul 10

Canadian retailer West 49 has received an interim order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to proceed with a special meeting to consider being acquired by surfwear firm Billabong International.


CANADA: Zumiez pulls out of West 49 bid just-style.com | 14 Jul 10

US sporting goods firm Zumiez has pulled out of the race to buy Canadian action sport retailer West 49 Inc after saying the two companies failed to agree on the terms of the due diligence process.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong to buy US apparel brand RVCA just-style.com | 12 Jul 10

Australian clothing firm Billabong International Limited is to buy US youth apparel brand RVCA for an undisclosed sum.


CANADA: Zumiez outbids Billabong for West 49 just-style.com | 12 Jul 10

Another bidder has stepped into the ring to buy Canadian retailer West 49 Inc after the CAD99.0m (US$93.5m) tabled last month by Billabong International was beaten by a higher offer from US sporting goods chain Zumiez.


US: Retailers’ June 2010 sales roundup just-style.com | 8 Jul 10

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


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.


US: Zumiez sees quarterly loss widen just-style.com | 21 May 10

Action sports retailer Zumiez reported a wider loss in the first quarter, including relocation costs for a distribution centre.


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.


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: Zumiez FY profit dips despite strong Q4 just-style.com | 12 Mar 10

Action sports apparel retailer Zumiez saw annual profits slump despite reporting improved earnings and revenues in Q4.


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.


US: Zumiez to relocate distribution centre just-style.com | 23 Feb 10

Speciality sports retailer Zumiez is to relocate its Washington distribution centre to California in an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency.


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' November 2009 sales roundup just-style.com | 3 Dec 09

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


US: Zumiez pleased with $5.1m Q3 profit just-style.com | 20 Nov 09

Action sports retailer Zumiez Inc has posted third quarter net income below that of last year but ahead of its expectations, with net sales slightly down.


INSIGHT: Retailers brace for Holiday despite October rise Leonie Barrie | 6 Nov 09

US retailers posted a mixed bag of results on Thursday (5 November), despite October same-store sales putting in their best monthly performance in more than a year.

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