RETAIL SALES

NRF Reports Holiday Sales Up a Strong Four Percent

By Andrew Asch | January 13, 2017

The National Retail Federation says retail sales beat its own holiday prediction.

Bidders Line Up for American Apparel

As the deadline looms for buyers to submit their bids for bankrupt American Apparel, rumors are flying about who is thinking about making an offer.

Mixed Bag for Retailers in December

For retail powerhouse L Brands—the Columbus, Ohio–based parent company of Victoria Secret—December was flat. But it was grim news for Kearney, Neb.–based The Buckle, which reported a 15.1 percent drop in net sales to 154.6 million in December as well as a 15.5 percent drop in same-store sales.

Macy’s Outlines Store Closure, Layoff Plans Following Holiday Sales Decline

When Macy’s Inc. released its holiday results on Jan. 4, the retail giant included news of a massive round of layoffs and outlined its plans to close stores in the coming months.

Forecasts Say Holiday Business Ranged from Solid to Good

Holiday 2016 shopping has wrapped up, and business forecasts are rolling in for the crucial shopping season, which comprises 20 percent of total retail industry sales, according to the Washington, D.C.–headquartered National Retail Federation.

After Yogasmoga Bankruptcy, Its Sole-Surviving Store is in Southern California

Yogasmoga, the upstart East Coast manufacturer of yogawear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, closing all its stores except one.

Lights Out, Athletic Brand Aims for Lifestyle

Shawne Merriman earned the nickname “Lights Out” after knocking out several opposing players during a football game his sophomore year in high school.

Fabletics Expanding Retail Footprint Across the USA

Fabletics Expanding Retail Footprint Across the USA

Los Angeles online activewear company Fabletics has gotten the retail bug and is adding 12 new store locations to its lineup in 2017.

Mall Traffic Seen As Slower During Holiday

Mall Traffic Seen As Slower During Holiday

The retail world tried to shine merry and bright for the holiday season but saw major competition from e-commerce sites.

Jack’s Unveils Big Remodel

Jack’s Unveils Big Remodel

Jack’s Surfboards, one of California’s most influential surf shops, is wrapping up its first major remodel in eight years.

Gap Walks Down the Aisle Into the Wedding Business

Gap Inc. tied the knot with Weddington Way. The San Francisco retail giant announced it acquired Weddington Way, an online wedding boutique also based in San Francisco, for an undisclosed price.

Nasty Gal Gets Bid from British Online Fashion Site

Boohoo.com makes $20 million bid for Nasty Gal's intellectual property assets.

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