Retail

Williams-Sonoma Net Climbs 3.7 Percent in Q2

Williams-Sonoma

SAN FRANCISCO-With top-line growth fueled by accelerating direct-to-customer revenues, Williams-Sonoma recorded a 3.7 percent gain in second-quarter net income, which totaled $50.7 million. Total revenues in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 3, were up 5.8 percent to $1 billion, with direct-to-customer net revenues increasing by 9.4 percent. Retail net revenue rose 2.4 percent. AmongMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

MoMA Names Randon General Manager, Retail Division

MoMA Retail

NEW YORK-The Museum of Modern Art has appointed Thomas Randon as general manager of MoMA’s retail division. In his new post, Randon will lead the MoMA Retail department in strengthening and evolving the MoMA Design Store business and brand and focus on establishing the MoMA Design Store as a leading authority on the values ofMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Gordmans Posts $3.2 Million Loss in Q2

Gordmans

OMAHA, Neb.-Rising costs, particularly interest expense, put Gordmans into the red in its fiscal second quarter, to the tune of $3.2 million. Interest expense rose from $117,000 to $1.3 million, because of additional interest associated with a term loan the retailer entered into in August of last year to partially fund the cash dividend GordmansMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Best Buy Q2 Net Drops 45.1 Percent

Best Buy Posts Q1 Loss

MINNEAPOLIS-Declines in both sales and gross margin were key factors as Best Buy’s second-quarter net income fell 45.1 percent to $146 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, were down 4 percent to $8.9 billion, including a 2.7 percent falloff in same-store sales. Gross margin dropped 340 basis points as aMore »

Last updated: August 26, 2014

Tuesday Morning Cuts Losses for Q4, FY

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DALLAS-Thanks to increased sales and margins, along with lower expenses, Tuesday Morning was able to drain some of the red ink from its bottom line for both the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ending on June 30. The fourth-quarter net loss totaled $7.4 million, compared to last year’s net loss of $15.6 million inMore »

Last updated: August 22, 2014

Ross Logs Q2 Net Increase

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DUBLIN, Calif.-With sales and merchandise margins both on the upswing, Ross Stores Inc. posted second-quarter net income of $239.6 million, up 12.4 percent from the second quarter of last year. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 2, rose 7 percent to $2.7 billion, including a pickup of 2 percent in same-store sales.More »

Last updated: August 22, 2014

Family Dollar to Go with Dollar Tree, Turns Down Dollar General

Family Dollar

MATTHEWS, N.C.-Citing antitrust issues, Family Dollar’s board of directors has unanimously rejected Dollar General’s bid to acquire its dollar-store rival, three days after Dollar General made the proposal. On Aug. 18, Dollar General announced its all-cash bid of about $9.7 billion to purchase Family Dollar. In today’s statement, the Family Dollar board unanimously reaffirmed itsMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Sears’ Red Ink Grows in Q2

Sears Holdings

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Sears Holdings reported a net loss of $573 million in its fiscal second quarter, compared to a net loss of $194 million in the second quarter of last year. Edward Lampert, the company’s chairman and CEO, termed the bottom-line performance “unacceptable” and said the company is taking steps to address the results. “ThisMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014