• J. Baker, Inc

    J. Baker, Inc reported that total sales in its Casual Male Big & Tall, Repp Big & Tall, Work 'n Gear and Footwear divisions for the four weeks ended October 28, 2000 were $57m, compared to $53m for the four weeks ended October 30, 1999. Comparable store sales for the month of October increased 0.8 per cent. The company also announced sales for the third quarter ended October 28, 2000 were $174m, compared to $159m for the third quarter last year. Comparable store sales for the thirteen-week period increased 2.1 per cent.

  • bebe stores, inc

    bebe stores, inc reported retail sales of $23.4m for the month ended October 31, 2000, an increase of 13.6 per cent compared to sales of $20.6m for the month ended October 31 1999. Same store sales for October decreased 3.4 per cent over the comparable period of fiscal 2000. Prior years' same store sales increases were 7.4 per cent for October 1999 and 27.9 per cent for October 1998. Retail sales for the four months ended October 31, 2000 were $84.8m compared to $77m for the corresponding period last year, an increase of 10.1 per cent. Comparable store sales for the four months ended October 31, 2000 decreased 9.9 per cent compared to the corresponding period of the prior year.

  • BGF Industries, Inc

    BGF Industries, Inc announced today that net sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2000 increased $6.4m, or 14.5 per cent, to $50.4m as compared to $44m for the quarter ended September 30, 1999, and sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2000 increased $10.2m, or 7.7 per cent, to $143.5m as compared to $133.3m for the nine months ended September 30, 1999. Gross profit margins increased from 15.5 per cent in the nine months ended September 30, 1999 to 17.6 per cent in the nine months ended September 30, 2000 due primarily to higher volumes resulting in more absorption of fixed costs, as well as price increases in the specialty markets and some electronics accounts in August of this year.

  • Bluefly.com

    Bluefly a leading online outlet for designer fashions and home furnishings announced that its net revenue for the third quarter of 2000 grew over 272 per cent to $3,215,000 from its third quarter 1999 net revenue of $863,000. For the quarter, gross margin was 18.5 per cent and average order size was $100.86 as compared to 24 per cent and $95.83 in the same period a year ago. Bluefly's net loss for the third quarter was $4,781,000. Including preferred stock dividends, the loss was $4,983,000, or $1.01 per share.

  • Cache Inc

    Cache Inc reported October 2000 comparable store sales (sales for stores open at least one year or more) increased four per cent during the four week October 2000 period, as compared to the same period in 1999. Total sales for the four week period ended October 28, 2000 increased $1.1m or nine per cent to $13.9m, for the four week period. Total sales for the forty-three week period ended October 28, 2000 were $136.6m, as compared to $123.6 for the comparable period ended October 30, 1999, which represents an increase of $13m or 11 per cent. Comparable store sales increased three per cent during the forty-three week period, as compared to the same period.

  • The Children's Place

    The Children's Place Retail Stores announced sales of $165.8m for the third quarter ended October 28, 2000, a 39 per cent increase from sales of $119.4m for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for the third quarter increased five per cent on top of a 15 per cent increase for the third quarter of 1999. During the third quarter, the company opened 21 new stores. For the thirty-nine weeks ended October 28, 2000, the company's sales were $403.5m, an increase of 41 per cent over sales of $286m for the same period in 1999. The company's year-to-date comparable store sales increased six per cent on top of a 21 per cent increase in the prior-year period. Year-to-date, the company has opened 100 new stores.

  • Elder-Beerman
    The Elder-Beerman Stores announced its sales results for the four-weeks and the third quarter ended October 28, 2000. October total department store sales increased 5.9 per cent to $50.9m compared to the same period last year. On a comparable store basis, Elder-Beerman department stores sales increased 0.9 per cent versus the same period last year. Beginning October 2000, Elder-Beerman's comparable store sales include sales for stores open more than 13 months. The company previously included in comparable store sales those stores open more than 12 months. The best performing businesses in October were ladies' moderate sportswear, furniture, intimate apparel and ladies' coats.

  • Factory 2-U Stores
    Factory 2-U Stores announced that sales for the four week period ended October 28, 2000, increased 42.2 per cent to $40.8m compared to $28.7m for the four week period ended October 30, 1999. Comparable store sales for the four weeks ended October 28, 2000, increased 16.0 per cent versus an increase of 2.4 per cent for the same period last year. For the four weeks ended October 28, 2000, the company opened 11 new stores, including four in Texas, two in California, two in Oregon and one each in Washington, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Sales for the 13 weeks ended October 28, 2000, totaled $136.8m compared to $104.6m for the same period last year, an increase of 30.9 per cent. Comparable store sales for the third quarter increased 7.0 per cent versus an increase of 7.7 per cent for the same period last year. For the quarter ended October 28, 2000, the company opened 20 new stores.

  • Federated Department Stores
    Federated Department Stores reported total sales of $1.293bn for the four weeks ended October 28, 2000, an increase of 0.6 per cent from total sales of $1.285bn for the same period last year. On a comp-store basis, Federated's October sales increased 1.6 per cent. For the 13-week third quarter of 2000, Federated's sales totaled $4.197bn, an increase of 1.5 per cent over total sales of $4.137bn for the third quarter last year. On a comp-store basis, this year's third-quarter sales increased 1.9 per cent. For the first 39 weeks of 2000, Federated's sales totaled $12.294bn, an increase of 4.7 per cent over total sales of $11.743bn for the same period last year. On a comp-store basis, Federated's year-to-date sales are up 2.3 per cent.

  • Footstar

    Footstar, Inc today reported that total sales for the four-week period ended October 28, 2000 increased 19.9 per cent to $146.2m from $121.9m in the same period last year. Total sales at the company's Meldisco division decreased 0.9 per cent to $89.7m from $90.5m, and total sales for the athletic segment increased 79.8 per cent to $56.5m from $31.4m. Footstar's comparable store sales for the month of October increased 3.6 per cent. Meldisco's comparable store sales decreased 1.0 per cent, while comparable store sales for the athletic segment increased 16.8 per cent.

  • Galey & Lord

    Galey & Lord announced net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 (September quarter 2000) of $243.4m, an increase of 10.5 per cent over the $220.2m of net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1999 (September quarter 1999). The company reported that for fiscal 2000, net sales were $957.8m, an increase of .5 per cent over the $953.1m for fiscal 1999. The company's net income for the September quarter 2000 would have been $1.4m or $.12 per common share, excluding charges related to the company's strategic initiatives announced on September 20, 2000, compared to a net loss for the September quarter 1999 of $(7.4)m or $(.62) per common share. Included in the results above for the current quarter was an after tax gain of $.04 per share on the sale of an investment

  • Hot Topic

    Hot Topic, Inc announced today its net sales for the third quarter of 2000 (13 weeks ended October 28, 2000) increased 51 per cent to $72,229,000 from net sales of $47,964,000 for the third quarter of 1999. Same store sales increased by 15.3 per cent compared to the third quarter of last year. Last year, the same store sales increase in the third quarter was 26.1 per cent. The company has had seven consecutive quarters of double digit comparable store sales increases. Net sales for fiscal October 2000 (four weeks ended October 28, 2000) increased 42 per cent to $22,755,000 from net sales of $16,003,000 for fiscal October 1999. Same store sales increased by 8.0 per cent compared to October 1999. Last year, October same store sales increased by 32.9 per cent. Three new stores were opened during fiscal October 2000. Net sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2000 (39 weeks ended October 28, 2000) increased 55 per cent to $168,796,000 from net sales of $109,029,000 for first nine months of fiscal 1999. Same store sales increased by 19.6 per cent compared to the first nine months of last year. Last year, the first nine months same store sales increased by 20.4 per cent. The company operated 267 stores at the end of October 2000, an increase of 69 stores over the 198 stores open at the end of October 1999.

  • Men's Wearhouse
    Men's Wearhouse said that consolidated sales (excluding sales from its closed C&R stores, US based Moores stores and Suitmax stores) for the four, thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 28, 2000 increased 12.0 per cent, 12.6 per cent, and 13.8 per cent, respectively, over the prior comparable periods. Including sales from those closed stores, reported consolidated sales for the four, thirteen, and thirty-nine weeks ended October 28, 2000 increased 10.5 per cent to $103.2m (versus $93.4m in the prior comparable period), 11.5 per cent to $304.2m (versus $272.8m in the prior comparable period), and 12.5 per cent to $886.6m (versus $788.3m in the prior comparable period), respectively. Comparable US store sales for the four weeks ended October 28, 2000 increased 6.0 per cent versus a 10.2 per cent increase for the four weeks ended October 30, 1999. Third quarter to date 2000 comparable store sales increased 5.0 per cent compared with an increase of 10.7 per cent for the same quarter 1999. Year to date 2000 comparable store sales increased 5.5 per cent compared with an increase of 8.0 per cent for year to date 1999.

  • The Neiman Marcus Group

    In the four-week October period, comparable revenues in the specialty retail stores segment, which includes Neiman Marcus Stores and Bergdorf Goodman, rose 2.3 per cent. The increase matched company expectations for modest growth in the segment following September's 20.5 per cent segment increase. Comparable revenues in Neiman Marcus Direct rose 9.2 per cent in the period.

  • Nitches Inc

    Nitches Inc announced today its results for the fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2000. Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 amounted to $7.7m, or 15.2 per cent higher than the $6.7m reported for the fourth quarter of last year. The increase was due primarily to an increase in western wear and private label sleepwear sales. The company showed net income of $334,000 or $.31 per basic and diluted share, for the current quarter as compared to a net income of $126,000, or $.16 per basic and diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1999. For the year ended August 31, 2000, net sales were $39.5m, or 25.4 per cent higher than the $31.5m reported for the year ended August 31, 1999. The increase in net sales was due primarily to an increase in private label sleepwear sales. Net income for the current year was $1.9m, or $1.77 per basic and diluted share. For fiscal 1999, the company reported net income of $641,000, or $.52 per basic and diluted share.

  • Rocky Shoes & Boots
    Rocky Shoes & Boots announced financial results for third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2000. Net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2000 increased 7.4 per cent to $37m from $34.5m for the same period last year. The growth is attributable to solid gains in sales of rugged outdoor footwear, especially the recently introduced Wild Wolf by ROCKY line of boots. Sales of occupational footwear were approximately the same as a year ago. During third quarter 2000 the company reduced its emphasis on casual footwear but plans to continue offering select styles through catalogues and its retail customers. Net income for third quarter 2000 declined to $1.3m compared with $1.8m in 1999. Net income per diluted share was $0.28 for third quarter 2000 versus $0.40 the prior year.

  • Saucony, Inc

    Saucony, Inc announced a 28 per cent increase in diluted earnings per share for the third quarter ended September 29, 2000 in comparison with the third quarter of 1999. Net sales grew 3 per cent for the third quarter ended September 29, 2000 in comparison with the third quarter of 1999. Net sales increased from $43.5m in the prior year period to $44.8m in the third quarter of 2000. Net income was $3.8m, or $0.60 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $3.1m, or $0.47 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period last year. For the nine months ended September 29, 2000, net sales increased 9 per cent to $134.6m from $123.6m in the comparable period in 1999. Net income was $8.4m, or $1.31 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $8.7m, or $1.32 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period last year.

  • Talbots
    The Talbots announced total company sales for fiscal October, the four weeks ended October 28, 2000, increased 21 per cent to $158.5m from $130.7m for the four weeks ended October 30, 1999. Comparable store sales increased 19.0 per cent for the month. For the thirteen weeks of the third fiscal quarter ended October 28, 2000, total company sales rose 23 per cent to $391.7m from $317.3m last year. Retail store sales increased 22 per cent to $331.4m from $271.4m in the same period last year. Comparable store sales increased 21.0 per cent for the quarter. Catalogue sales increased 31 per cent to $60.3m from $45.9m in the same period last year.

  • The TJX Companies
    The TJX Companies reported October 2000 sales for the four week period ended October 28, 2000 were $790m, up 10 per cent over $718m achieved during the four week period ended October 30, 1999. For the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2000, sales reached $6,827m, an increase of nine per cent over last year's $6,269m. Consolidated comparable store sales for the four week period ended October 28, 2000 were up three per cent over last year. For the 39 week year-to-date period, consolidated comparable store sales increased two per cent over last year. For the thirteen week third quarter, comparable store sales increased three per cent over last year.

  • United Retail Group

    United Retail Group announced total sales in October 2000 of $30.4m compared with $28.7m in October 1999, a 6 per cent increase. Comparable store sales for October 2000 were flat versus a 2 per cent increase in October 1999. Total sales for the third fiscal quarter were $92.3m compared with $86.8m in the same quarter last year, a 6 per cent increase. Comparable store sales increased 3 per cent for the quarter over a 3 per cent increase last year. Total sales for the year-to-date were $300.4m compared with $282.4m in the same period last year, a 6 per cent increase. Comparable store sales increased 4 per cent for the year-to-date over a 2 per cent increase in the same period last year.

  • Warnaco

    The Warnaco Group reported a net loss, before charges, of $24m, or a loss of $0.45 per share, and a net loss, before charges and investment gains, of $10.3m, or a loss of $0.20 per share, for the fiscal 2000 third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2000, respectively, which were consistent with the earnings guidance earlier provided by the company and ahead of the consensus Street estimates. Warnaco also reaffirmed that, consistent with its previously reported guidance, it expects to incur an operating loss for fiscal 2000, before charges and investment gains, in the range of $0.25 to $0.30 per share. As a result of the business environment affecting the retail and apparel industries, this outlook takes into account reduced revenues from sales to retailers as well as additional markdowns in connection with inventory reductions to dispose of the inventory planned for certain retail accounts no longer in business. The outlook also reflects increased interest expense related to the company's previously announced bank agreements, which amended and extended $2.56bn of existing financing facilities through August 12, 2002.

  • Wilsons Leather
    Wilsons The Leather Experts reported that sales for the four weeks ended October 28, 2000 increased 7.3 per cent to $49.8m compared to $46.4m last year. Comparable store sales decreased 1.1 per cent compared to a 17.3 per cent increase last year. Third quarter sales increased 11.2 per cent to $108.6m from $97.7m one year ago. Third quarter comparable store sales increased 1.0 per cent on top of an 11.8 per cent increase for the same period in 1999. Year-to-date sales increased 12.9 per cent to $255.5m from $226.3m one year ago. Year-to-date comparable store sales increased 4.5 per cent on top of a 10.5 per cent increase for the same nine-month period in 1999.