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RetailSails is edited by Josh Ramer and currently tracks 35 retailers which report sales data on a monthly basis. These retailers account for over $450 Billion in annual sales and operate over 74,000 stores worldwide. While the largest retailer in world (Wal-Mart) announced they would no longer report monthly sales information after April 2009, the available data is still extremely useful in spotting retailing trends early.

Using publicly available information including company press releases, presentations, and SEC documents including 8k, 10Q, and 10k filings, RetailSails aggregates all relevant financial information available for these 35 retailers in order to provide meaningful analysis of individual companies and segments of the retail industry.

RetailSails is constantly adding data and updating information in real time, so check back often. Please contact them at jr@retailsails.com if you have any questions or comments, or let them know if there is additional information you seek.

Website: http://retailsails.com/

Recent articles:

Todays Retail News Reel
Fri, Aug 22, 10:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we are paying attention to in today's news:Time To Get Into Dollar ...

Today's Retail News Reel
Sun, Feb 23, 8:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here's what we're paying attention to in today's news:Walmart Pursuing Both 'Stock-Up' And 'Fill-In' Customers ...

Today's News Reel
Tue, Jan 28, 12:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here's what we're paying attention to in today's news:Merchant Warehouse and Retail Pro International Bust ...

RetailSails Website and Report Update
Tue, Jan 21, 4:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As a result of all the improvements to our Digest, the report will now be ...

Store Intel: Consumer Taking a Break in Holiday Shopping
Wed, Dec 11, 10:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

We observed over the weekend a true lull in both traffic and pace of business ...

Black Friday: The Strategy has to Change
Thu, Dec 5, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

We are in the midst of a change in mindset for the Black Friday and ...

Store Intel: Recap of Black Friday and a First Look at Holiday Trend
Wed, Dec 4, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here are some bullet points to focus on as we begin the Holiday push:If you ...

ENGAGED CAPITAL LOOKING TO OUST JEFFERIES AT ANF
Tue, Dec 3, 9:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

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Conference Call: December 3, 2013 at 9:15AM EST
Mon, Dec 2, 2:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Dear Loyal Followers of Retailsails,As we work through this busy and unpredictable holiday period, we ...

RetailSails Real Estate Performance Digest is Here!!
Tue, Nov 26, 12:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

We are pleased to announce the release of our RetailSails Real Estate Performance Digest. The ...

Conference Call: November 19, 2013 at 9:15AM EST
Mon, Nov 18, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Dear Loyal Followers of Retailsails,We would like to invite you to our conference callDate: November ...

Store Intel: Mall Walk
Tue, Sep 24, 12:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

We conclude our 4th mall walk in the month of September yesterday evening and would ...

Store Intel: Mall Musings
Mon, Sep 9, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) - as we had indicated during our conference call from last ...

Conference Call: September 4, 2013 at 10:00AM EST
Fri, Aug 30, 11:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Dear Loyal Followers of Retailsails,We would like to invite you to our conference callSubject : ...

Today's Retail News Reel
Tue, Aug 27, 9:41 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here is what we're paying attention to in the news today:Ann Inc. Bullish on Second ...

Store Intel: URBN Update
Mon, Aug 19, 2:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Urban Outfitters (URBN): With earnings due out this afternoon we wanted to reiterate our position ...

Back-to-School: WHAT THE CONSUMER MAY NOT KNOW!
Wed, Aug 14, 10:25 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

We completed another mall walk this past weekend and are VERY concerned about the latest ...

StoreIntel Research Alert: JC Penney Fair & Square
Wed, Aug 15, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Research Note: JC Penney (JCP) - Aug 15, 2012 JC Penney – it’s all about ...

Changes Coming to RetailSails
Mon, Aug 13, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After more than three years of offering extensive free data, insight and analysis, RetailSails will ...

10 Years of Growth in US Retail Sales, Employment & Productivity
Thu, Jul 26, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tagged: retail employment, retail sales, retail trends . ...

10 Thursday AM Retail Reads
Thu, Jul 26, 10:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Small Stores Increasingly Finding Success With F-Commerce (NY Times) 2012 Holiday Marketing Tips for Retailers ...

Apple Retail Stores by the Numbers
Wed, Jul 25, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tagged: apple stores (aapl), retail trends, sales per square foot . ...

10 Retail Reads to Start Your Week
Mon, Jul 23, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Amazon’s mobile ambitions grow (Reuters) First Upscale Outlet Mall is Planned for New York City ...

Growth By the Numbers: Chipotle Mexican Grill
Fri, Jul 20, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill are getting hammered today, currently down 22%, on worries about ...

Girls & Dolls: Mattel's American Girl by the Numbers
Wed, Jul 18, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tagged: american girl, mattel (mat), retail trends, sales per square foot . ...

Retail Sales Post 3rd Straight Decline in June
Mon, Jul 16, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive month in June, as a ...

Early Look at Back-to-School Spending
Thu, Jul 12, 1:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

July officially kicks off back-to-school spending season, and though we will have much more in-depth ...

Five Below and America's Fastest-Growing Retailers
Wed, Jul 11, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Last week, STORES magazine released their annual list of America’s ‘Top 100 Retailers‘ by sales. ...

Same-Store Sales Disappoint in June
Thu, Jul 5, 10:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most retailers posted disappointing sales results in June, as lower gas prices were not enough ...

Friday Retail & Consumer Reads
Fri, Jun 29, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The Digital Wallet’s Future Is Now (TheStreet) Industry Doubts Best Buy Will Find a Buyer ...

10 Thursday AM Reads
Thu, Jun 28, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Why Supermarkets Are So 20th Century (Mashable) Who makes Target and Walmart nervous? Tween Brands’ ...

Consumers Find Brands Important in Buying Decision
Wed, Jun 27, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Brand Keyshas been surveying consumersabout the value or importance they place on the fashion and ...

Members Only: Costco Wholesale's Retail Dominance By The Numbers
Fri, Jun 22, 8:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tagged: costco wholesale (cost), retail trends . ...

Quick View: Gas Prices & Consumer Confidence
Thu, Jun 21, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Gas prices have retreated for 11 consecutive weeks, falling 40.8 cents or 10.4% since hitting ...

Another Shoe Drops at JC Penney
Tue, Jun 19, 8:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Less than nine months after luring Michael Francis away from Target to much fanfare, JC ...

Friday Reading List
Fri, Jun 15, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space (Entrepreneur) Top SMS Campaign Strategies To Boost Acquisition, ...

Thursday Retail Reads
Thu, Jun 14, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The economy remains shaky, but bespoke tailored clothing business looking sharp (Adweek) Nordstrom focuses on ...

By the Numbers: The Incredible Rise of Michael Kors
Thu, Jun 14, 1:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Over the past 5 years, Michael Kors has transformed itself from luxury sportswear collection sold ...

Retail Sales Fell for 2nd Consecutive Month in May
Wed, Jun 13, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the 2nd consecutive month in May, as a ...

10 Tuesday Retail Reads
Tue, Jun 12, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

J.C. Penney’s Customers Demand Stores Remain ‘Frumpy’ (Huffington Post) U.S. ...

Father's Day 2012 Spending by the Numbers
Tue, Jun 12, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Dads Finally Getting Their Due This Father's Day (NRF) The National Retail Federation’s 2012 Father’s ...

Chart of the Day: Growth in U.S Shopping Centers 1990 - 2010
Mon, Jun 11, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tagged: retail real estate, retail trends, shopping center growth . ...

10 Friday PM Reads
Fri, Jun 8, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Food trucks drive traffic to shopping centers (SCT) Gilt Groupe ‘doubling down’ on flash-sales business ...

10 Friday Retail Reads
Fri, Jun 8, 8:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Research shows PayPal, other alternative payment methods dominating mobile commerce (ShopVisible) Shopper Sentiment Expected to ...

Quick View: American Consumers' Spending & Income
Wed, Jun 6, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Today we take a quick look at American households’ spending and income, as reported annually ...

Friday Retail Reads
Fri, Jun 1, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

More than 1 in 4 Mobile Users will pay in-store using NFC by 2017 (Juniper ...

Same-Store Sales Post 33rd Straight Gain in May
Thu, May 31, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Following a tepid April showing, shoppers shrugged off increasing anxiety about economic and job market ...

Wednesday News & Notes
Wed, May 30, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tomorrow morning, about 20 retailers will report monthly sales results for May. We expect the ...

Memorial Day Weekend Reads
Fri, May 25, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Online Ad Campaigns Using Purchaser Data Nearly Triples ROI (Nielsen Catalina Solutions) Consumer sentiment rose ...

Morning Retail Reads
Thu, May 24, 10:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumers turning to smartphones & social media for grocery shopping (NPD Group) What’s Driving Retail ...

Sales Productivity at U.S. Malls Hits All-Time High
Wed, May 23, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

click below to see giant graphic of 10-year history by store type Tagged: retail sales, ...

Big Weekend Reading List
Fri, May 18, 8:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Coupon offers lead to highest engagement on Facebook (Mashable) Why Everyday Low Pricing Might Not ...

Retail Sales Barely Budge in April as Early Spring Buying Spree Fades
Tue, May 15, 12:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. barely rose in April, as the boost from an unseasonably ...

Friday Afternoon Retail Reads
Fri, May 11, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Another nail in the coffin of big box stores? (Retail Customer Experience) Macy's ties stores ...

Mother's Day 2012 Spending by the Numbers
Tue, May 8, 12:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Gas Prices No Match When It Comes To Mom (NRF) The National Retail Federation’s 2012 ...

April Showers Rain on Same-Store Sales
Thu, May 3, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most retailers saw a significant spending slowdown in April compared to prior months, as unseasonably ...

Thursday Afternoon Reads
Thu, Apr 26, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Fact of the Day: Apple’s operating income per square foot ($1,567) is nearly double what ...

An Apple a Day: The Incredible Growth at Apple Retail Stores
Wed, Apr 25, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The incredible growth at Apple Stores continues. The company reported yesterday that sales at its ...

Tuesday Reading List
Tue, Apr 24, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

U.S. Consumers Receptive to Social Media Appearing on Their TV Screens (Accenture) Coach sales soared ...

Retail Reads to Start Your Week
Mon, Apr 23, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Wal-Mart orchestrated, then covered up campaign of bribery to win market dominance in Mexico (NY ...

5th Ave Flagship Throwdown: Battle of the Luxury Retailers
Wed, Apr 18, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

New York’s 5th Avenue has long been the world’s premier destination for luxury shopping and ...

Retail Sales in U.S. Increased More Than Forecast in March
Mon, Apr 16, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. rose by more than expected in March, driven by an ...

Amazon's Incredible Infrastructure Growth for the Long Term
Thu, Apr 12, 4:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

In its first shareholder letter as a public company in 1997, Amazon.com laid out its ...

Tuesday Retail Reads
Tue, Apr 10, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Toys 'R' Us, Last of the Big-Box Toy Stores, Tries to Reinvent Itself (NY Times) ...

Coming Soon: RetailSails 2012 Chain Store Productivity Guide
Tue, Apr 10, 10:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Last September, we highlightedsummary results from our database ranking sales growth and store productivity at ...

Easter Weekend Reading List
Fri, Apr 6, 12:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After a slow start, is Facebook commerce the next big thing? (Reuters) Drop in Store ...

Unseasonably Warm Weather, Early Easter Bolster March Comps
Thu, Apr 5, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Bolstered by a combination of unseasonably warm weather across much of the country and an ...

Mid-Week News & Notes
Wed, Apr 4, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Bolstered by unseasonably warm weather across much of the country and an early Easter pulling ...

Easter Spending 2012 by the Numbers
Tue, Apr 3, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Even as gas prices at the pump inch towards $4/gallon and are once again approaching ...

Tuesday News & Notes
Tue, Mar 27, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumer Confidence dipped slightly in March on a less favorable short-term outlook after hitting the ...

Weekend Retail Reads
Fri, Mar 23, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Top Story: The secret sauce behind Lululemon’s extraordinary success (WSJ) In the era of big ...

Monday Retail Reads
Mon, Mar 19, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

In Retail, Old Ideas Are New Again (Forbes) New York’s Fifth Ave Shifts From Luxury ...

Thursday Reading List
Thu, Mar 8, 12:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

@WalmartLabs Can Figure Out Gifts Your Facebook Friends Want (Forbes) Are High Gas Prices Boosting ...

Tuesday Morning Retail Reads
Tue, Mar 6, 10:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Open-air malls a hit with shoppers as enclosed malls become dinosaurs (Sacramento Bee) Perfuming stores ...

Friday Morning Reading List
Fri, Mar 2, 8:31 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

The Secret Sauce to Chipotle’s Fast Casual Success (SmartBlog) Retailers fighting back against extreme couponing ...

Warm Weather Heats Up February Comps
Thu, Mar 1, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Lured by holiday-related promotions, fresh Spring merchandise and unseasonably warm weather, increasingly confident shoppers flocked ...

Retail Game-Changer as Off-Price Goes Online
Fri, Feb 24, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Already coming off a banner year which saw sales top $23 billion, off-price retail giant ...

Mid-Week Reading List
Wed, Feb 22, 3:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Online retailers evolving to serve the confident, connected consumer (Internet Retailer) Interbrand Rankings Show Amazon ...

Retail Quick View: Customer Service & Experience
Wed, Feb 22, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Over the past few weeks we have seen several studies attempting to rank retailers and ...

Holiday Retail Reads
Mon, Feb 20, 1:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here’s what we are reading on President’s Day: Warm Weather Puts Chill on Brands’ Winters ...

Weekend Reading List
Fri, Feb 17, 2:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here are the top retail & consumer stories on our radar this Friday afternoon: Why ...

Friday Retail Quick Facts: Apple Stores
Fri, Feb 17, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Some incredible facts about Apple Stores globally for the calendar year ending Dec 31, 2011: ...

Mid-Week Retail Reads
Wed, Feb 15, 4:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here’s what we are reading this Wednesday afternoon: Shopping secrets of retail’s customer service associates ...

Monday Reading List
Mon, Feb 13, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Full-Price Online Luxury Fashion Spending Sizzling as New York Fashion Week Heats Up (American Express) ...

Valentine's Day 2012 Spending by the Numbers
Fri, Feb 10, 1:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Americans To Pull Out All The Stops This Valentine's Day (NRF) The National Retail Federation’s ...

Wednesday Retail Reads
Wed, Feb 8, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Is 'Made in America' Finally Back In Style? (Time) Apple & Sam’s Club Discussing Expanded ...

StoreIntel 2012 Spring Preview
Fri, Feb 3, 1:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

In the next two weeks we will be releasing a StoreIntel review of new Spring ...

Same-Store Sales Strong in Light-Volume January
Thu, Feb 2, 1:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most retailers saw strong sales in January, which is typically the lightest-volume month and caps ...

Tuesday Retail & Consumer Reading List
Tue, Jan 31, 12:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

We’re back from vacation – will be catching up the rest of the week, but ...

RetailSails is on Vacation
Tue, Jan 17, 10:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

We are taking a short break, and will be returning with some exciting new content ...

RetailSails is at ICRXchange
Mon, Jan 9, 5:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

RetailSails is at ICRXchange in Miami this week. If you are interested in meeting one ...

By the Numbers: Holiday Same-Store Sales Scorecard
Mon, Jan 9, 3:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Click below to see full-size graphic showing holiday retail sales performance at 40 major chains. ...

December Same-Store Sales Rise 3.6% on Promotions
Thu, Jan 5, 12:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Driven by heavy promotional activity and a strong finish to the year, most retailers posted ...

Happy New Year Reading List
Tue, Jan 3, 1:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Did Retailers Risk Damage To Their Brands Despite Robust Holiday Online Sales? (FastCo) A Look ...

December Comp Preview Conference Call
Tue, Jan 3, 1:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Happy New Year! We are anxiously awaiting monthly sales reports from about 25 retailers – ...

Christmas Reading List
Fri, Dec 23, 1:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers Slashing Prices Ahead Of Holiday With Discounts Across Entire Stores Widespread (NY Times) Consumers ...

Wednesday's Retail & Consumer News
Wed, Dec 21, 1:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Here are the retail and consumer reads on our radar today. Remember, you can always ...

Chart of the Day: Best Buy vs Amazon
Wed, Dec 14, 11:41 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Over the past decade, Amazon.com has shaken up the retail world and forced traditional chains ...

Tuesday Retail News
Tue, Dec 13, 12:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Visions of lively retail town centers dancing in more developers' heads (Washington Post) Holiday Retail ...

Retail Sales Miss the Mark in November
Tue, Dec 13, 11:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

As we have been saying for several weeks now, the over-hyped Thanksgiving weekend results were ...

Friday Reading List
Fri, Dec 9, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Wal-Mart’s rebound puts holiday pressure on rivals (Reuters) Affluent, white women dominate coupon use, according ...

Chart of the Day: McDonald's Winning Strek
Thu, Dec 8, 2:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

McDonald’s reported monthly sales for November today, and as usual the results were outstanding: an ...

Chart of the Day: Retail Hiring Jumps, but Gains Won't Last
Wed, Dec 7, 1:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Last week’s unemployment report showed a substantial drop in the unemployment rate, and overall job ...

Retail IPO Profile: Michael Kors
Tue, Dec 6, 2:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After 30 years as a private company, ‘accessible’ luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors plans on ...

November Same-Store Sales Disappoint as Black Friday Can't Save Christmas
Thu, Dec 1, 12:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Even with a blowout Black Friday weekend, overall November sales results were underwhelming and many ...

StoreIntel Research Alert: Black Friday & URBN
Wed, Nov 30, 3:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

If you haven’t yet checked out our new service StoreIntel, please do so and let ...

Wednesday News & Notes: Previewing November Comps
Wed, Nov 30, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Now that all the hype and hoopla over Black Friday (summary here) and Cyber Monday ...

Black Friday Weekend Wrap: Retail Spending by the Numbers
Sun, Nov 27, 6:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

By all indications, the Holiday shopping season got off to a robust start as a ...

Tuesday Retail Linkfest: Holiday Shopping Edition
Tue, Nov 22, 2:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The Holiday shopping season officially kicks off this week with Black Friday and Saturday, which ...

Friday News & Notes
Fri, Nov 18, 3:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

There was a steady stream of retail earnings reports this week (over 40 companies) and ...

Tuesday Afternoon Retail Reads
Tue, Nov 15, 2:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Jeff Bezos on Amazon’s most ambitious leap into the hearts, minds, and wallets of millions ...

US Retail Sales Posted Strong Growth in October
Tue, Nov 15, 12:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales rose broadly in October driven by strong performance at electronics stores and online, ...

Monday News & Notes
Mon, Nov 14, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Expect quite a busy week on the retail calendar: The Dept. of Commerce will report ...

Friday Retail & Consumer Reading List
Fri, Nov 4, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

American consumers continue to ramp up spending on pets (MediaPost) Price Bullies Are Beautiful: In ...

Holiday Starts With a Whimper as October Comps Disappoint
Thu, Nov 3, 12:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Despite easy comparisons to last year, most retailers reported weaker same-store sales than expected in ...

Retail Sales Jump in September, but Confidence Remains Dark Cloud
Fri, Oct 14, 1:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. rose by the most in seven months during September, as ...

Same-Store Sales Rose 5.1% in Promotion-Heavy September
Thu, Oct 6, 11:31 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most retailers posted better-than-expected sales in September as shoppers took advantage of back-to-school clearance items ...

Tuesday Reading List
Tue, Oct 4, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers coming to terms with new reality: the consumer who traded down during the recession ...

Thursday Retail Reading List
Thu, Sep 29, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers Discover Useful In-Store Apps Keep Shoppers from Escaping (PC Mag) Top 10 Retail Customer ...

Tuesday News & Notes: Christmas in September
Tue, Sep 27, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Since retailers are rolling out Christmas merchandise earlier than ever this year, we though we ...

RetailSails 2011 Chain Store Productivity Report
Fri, Sep 23, 11:11 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Several weeks ago we took a quick look at some of the top grossing U.S. ...

Wednesday Reading List
Wed, Sep 21, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Downturn In Retail Container Traffic Ending As Retailers Prepare For Holidays (NRF) Stores migrate to ...

Monday Retail Reads
Mon, Sep 19, 3:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Wal-Mart CEO sees stressed U.S. consumers, growth abroad (USA Today) Affluents Cautious on Luxury Spending, ...

Thursday Retail & Consumer Reads
Thu, Sep 15, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Japan's Uniqlo revving up store openings worldwide to topple fashion rivals (WaPo) Retail Forecasters See ...

U.S. Retail Sales Stagnate in August as Confidence Tumbles
Wed, Sep 14, 2:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. stagnated in August as consumer confidence measures tumbled to near ...

Thursday Reading List
Thu, Sep 8, 2:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Outlet malls a big hit for back-to-school shoppers as value is the name of the ...

Tuesday Retail Reading List
Tue, Sep 6, 2:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers Go From Being Social to Selling (WWD) Amazon Is Changing the Future of Online ...

Friday Retail Reads
Fri, Sep 2, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Fall Looking Bright for Clothing Retailers, Especially Children’s Apparel (IBM) Retailers roll out mobile devices ...

Retailers Shrug Off Irene With Strong Comps In August
Thu, Sep 1, 3:48 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers managed to post strong sales results in August, shrugging off the effects of Hurricane ...

Are Monthly Same-Store Sales Losing Their Luster
Fri, Aug 26, 4:35 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Like many industry observers, we eagerly anticipate the first Thursday of every month when U.S. ...

RetailSails Exclusive: Ranking U.S. Chains by Retail Sales per Square Foot
Tue, Aug 23, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Today we take a look at the top 20 U.S. chains with the highest retail ...

Monday Reading List
Mon, Aug 22, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Luxury (Now) Within Reach: Makers of high-end goods are trying new tactics to attract budget ...

Retail Executive Commentary on Cost Inflation Pressures & Economic Uncertainty
Fri, Aug 19, 9:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

By just about any measure, retailer earnings have been positive nearly across the board. The ...

Thursday Morning Retail & Consumer Reads
Thu, Aug 18, 9:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Stella & Dot, the jewelry retailer clocking in at No. 67 on Inc.’s list of ...

Walmart Sees Improving U.S. Trends, but Remains Cautious
Wed, Aug 17, 11:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Walmart is the ultimate bell-weather of the U.S. consumer economy, selling merchandise in just about ...

A Look at Q2 Sales Growth at American Retailers
Mon, Aug 15, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailer earnings season is in full-swing, with about 40 U.S. chains set to report quarterly ...

Retail Reads to Start Your Week
Mon, Aug 15, 9:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Nordstrom’s Famous Customer Service Leaves Retail Rivals in its Wake (Bloomberg)Slow economy sends diverse group ...

U.S. Retail Sales Rise, but Consumer Confidence Tumbles
Fri, Aug 12, 11:22 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. rose in July by the most in four months, but ...

Monday Morning Retail & Consumer Reads
Mon, Aug 8, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Stagnant economy, demographic shifts & demand for convenience leads big U.S. chains to 'shrink' their ...

Friday Retail Reading List
Fri, Aug 5, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Target, Other Mass Merchants Look to Private & Exclusive Brands to Boost Sales (Reuters)Retailers finally ...

Same-Store Sales Gain 4.8% in Discount-Driven July
Thu, Aug 4, 11:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

One of the hottest months on record sent shoppers to air-conditioned malls in July and ...

RetailSails 2011 Back-to-School Spending Report
Wed, Aug 3, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumers are less than enthusiastic about the economy these days, but that doesn’t mean parents ...

Friday News & Notes: This 'Weak' in Consumer Spending
Fri, Jul 15, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Yesterday, we reported that year-on-year retail sales in the U.S. grew for the 20th consecutive ...

U.S. Retail Sales Gains Muted in June on Consumer Worries
Thu, Jul 14, 2:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales in the U.S. rose slightly in June after declining for the first time ...

Same-Store Sales Surge 7.1% in June on Promotions
Thu, Jul 7, 11:22 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

The combination of falling gas prices, heavy promotional activity, event-driven spending and unseasonably hot and ...

Retail News & Notes
Tue, Jun 28, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Following seven consecutive weeks of gas price declines, consumers seem to have finally started to ...

Tuesday Retail News & Notes
Tue, Jun 21, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Father’s Day promotions drove shoppers to the stores last week and led to strong demand ...

Retail Week in Review
Fri, Jun 17, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

For several months now, there have been lingering issues which have threatened to derail the ...

Thursday Retail Reads
Thu, Jun 16, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Without Johnson, Apple Retail Push Has No Chief (Bloomberg)As retailers begin to implement mobile technology ...

Father's Day Spending Expected to Reach Record High
Thu, Jun 16, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Following several years of restrained spending, shoppers are expected to shell out for pricey gifts ...

Same-Store Sales Rose in May but Caution Looms
Thu, Jun 2, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers posted mixed sales result for May, as higher prices for gas and food crimped ...

Tuesday Retail Linkfest
Tue, May 31, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

‘Lifestyle’ shopping centers showing new signs of life: Hurt badly in the recession, these upscale ...

Holiday Weekend Retail Reads
Fri, May 27, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Posting has been light this week as we are still working through the more than ...

Thursday Retail & Consumer News
Thu, May 19, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

How Apple Stores rewrote the rules of retailing (USA Today)The Evolution Of The Retail Store: ...

Higher Food & Fuel Prices Lead Retail Sales to 10th Straight Gain in April
Thu, May 12, 11:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Spurred on by a late Easter, shoppers continued to spend in April as retail sales ...

The Stunning Rise and Fall of American Apparel
Tue, May 10, 2:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Two years ago, Los Angeles-based clothing chain American Apparel was riding high. The company had ...

Quick View: Two Contrasting Retail Turnaround Stories
Mon, May 9, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

This weekend, the New York Times ran an interesting piece about Richard Baker, the wealthy ...

Friday Reading List
Fri, May 6, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers fail to cash in on demand for in-store pickup, missing out on a chance ...

Retail Same-Store Sales Surge in April on Late Easter
Thu, May 5, 12:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Shoppers braved surging food and fuel prices once again in April, as the late Easter ...

Record High Spending Expected This Mother's Day
Wed, May 4, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Shoppers will push aside their worries about surging food and gas prices for a day ...

Retail Quick Facts: 10 Things About Costco You Probably Don't Know
Wed, Apr 27, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Costco is the 3rd largest retailer in the U.S. (behind Wal-Mart & Kroger) and the ...

Tuesday Retail Briefs
Tue, Apr 26, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Chain store sales were robust in the week leading up to Easter, as shoppers snapped ...

Monday News & Notes
Mon, Apr 25, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

First quarter earnings season is upon us, and though most big-box chains won’t report until ...

Good Friday Retail Reads
Fri, Apr 22, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

McDonald's said first-quarter profit rose 11%, fueled by U.S. demand for coffee and burgers, but ...

Retailers Counting on Easter Spending to Continue Positive Momentum
Thu, Apr 21, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

While everyone is anxiously awaiting the inevitable consumer pullback as inflation continues to eat into ...

Quick Look: US Retailer Ad Spending in 2010
Thu, Apr 14, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Yesterday, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its 2010 Internet Advertising Report and retail advertisers ...

Wednesday News & Notes
Wed, Apr 13, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The relatively strong retail sales report from the D.O.C. this morning showed us that the ...

US Retail Sales Rose For 9th Straight Month in March
Wed, Apr 13, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales rose in March for the ninth consecutive month at US retailers as rising ...

Consumers Remain Resilient in the Face of Higher Prices
Tue, Apr 12, 11:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

As commodity prices continue to rise, many observers have questioned what the tipping point is ...

Afternoon Retail Reading
Fri, Apr 8, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers Pile Stuff in the Aisles: redesigning their space on evidence that jam-packed stores encourage ...

March Same-Store Sales Surpass Muted Expectations
Thu, Apr 7, 10:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Despite low expectations from analysts, most retailers reported relatively strong results in March, as improvements ...

March 2011 Same-Store Sales Preview
Wed, Apr 6, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers are in danger of posting their first same-store sales decline since August 2009 when ...

Monday Retail Reads: Wal-Mart Tries to Get its Groove Back
Mon, Apr 4, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Wal-Mart Said to Plan Test of its First Fresh Online Grocery Delivery Service in California ...

Friday Retail News
Fri, Apr 1, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Sears exec: Multichannel mobile strategy key to influencing purchase intent (Mobile Commerce Daily)Grocers Who Want ...

Hispanics are Key Demographic for Retailers & Brands
Thu, Mar 31, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Based on the recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics are the largest ...

Thursday News & Notes: Consumers Losing Confidence
Thu, Mar 24, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After climbing to the highest level since early 2008 in late February, consumer confidence has ...

Wednesday Retail News
Wed, Mar 23, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Rising gas prices eating into US shopping budgets, consumers will wait until 2012 & beyond ...

Even After Recession, Shoppers Still Love Coupons
Tue, Mar 22, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After renewing their love affair with coupons during the recession, shoppers once again took advantage ...

Recent Plunge in Consumer Confidence a Worrying Sign
Thu, Mar 17, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After climbing to a nearly three-year high at the end of February, recent readings on ...

How Technology is Changing the Retail Industry
Wed, Mar 16, 1:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Over the past few years, the rapid consumer adoption of emerging technologies has completely changed ...

Tuesday Retail Reads
Tue, Mar 15, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The Price at the Pump Doesn't End at the Pump: How Rising Gas Costs Can ...

Teen Retail Throwdown: Battle for the Cool Kids
Mon, Mar 14, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As retail M&A activity has picked up in recent months, there has been no shortage ...

February US Retail Sales Strongest in Four Months
Fri, Mar 11, 10:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

US retail sales rose at the fastest pace in four months during February, as improvements ...

Thursday Retail News: The Big Box Slims Down
Thu, Mar 10, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

On Monday, we noted that e-commerce sales growth has far outpaced that of overall retail ...

Retailers Hoping for the Luck o' the Irish on St. Patrick's Day
Wed, Mar 9, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

While not traditionally viewed as a big spending holiday, retailers will nonetheless have an opportunity ...

Tuesday News & Notes
Tue, Mar 8, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

McDonald’s reported its 94th consecutive month of same-store sales growth in February, as the quick-service ...

A Look at E-Commerce Growth at Multi-Channel Retailers
Mon, Mar 7, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As 4th quarter and fiscal year results continue to trickle in from U.S. retailers, we ...

February Same-Store Sales Better Than Expected
Thu, Mar 3, 9:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers started off the new fiscal year on a strong note, as February same-store sales ...

Weekly Retail Sales Strong in Final Week of February
Tue, Mar 1, 12:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales finished off February on a strong note, as year-on-year gains for the week ...

Retailer Earnings Scorecard
Fri, Feb 25, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

About a third of the retailers we cover have reported fiscal year results in the ...

How Retailers Are Coping With Rising Costs
Thu, Feb 24, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As major retailers report 2010 results, the focus will continue to be on the surging ...

Retailers Kick off the Earnings Parade
Tue, Feb 22, 2:28 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Earnings season is in full swing, as four major retailers including 3 of America’s top ...

E-Commerce Sales Jump 15% in 2010
Thu, Feb 17, 1:47 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumers returned to their spending ways again in 2010, as total retail trade sales (which ...

January U.S. Retail Sales Rise Less Than Forecast
Tue, Feb 15, 12:28 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The severe weather across much of the country took a bite out of retail sales ...

Tuesday News & Views
Tue, Feb 8, 1:18 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

- Liz Claiborne announced several personnel moves on Friday, including news that CEO of Juicy ...

Shoppers Will Spread the Love this Valentine's Day
Mon, Feb 7, 2:25 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Some may write it off as a “manufactured” Hallmark holiday, but Valentine’s Day takes a ...

Friday Retail Reads: Cautious Optimism
Fri, Feb 4, 1:01 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

SpendingPulse January 2011 Retail Report: General Momentum from Q4 2010 Continues into January – For ...

January Retail Same-Store Sales Robust Despite Weather
Thu, Feb 3, 10:59 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers reported extremely strong sales results for January this morning, even as most analysts were ...

Super Bowl 2011 Expected to Break Spending Records
Wed, Feb 2, 1:44 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As the national holiday known as Super Bowl Sunday fast approaches, retailers and marketers have ...

Winter Weather Once Again Slams Retail
Tue, Feb 1, 10:55 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

It’s beginning to sound like a broken record: retail sales were soft for the fourth ...

Retail Rebound Facing Headwinds Early in 2011
Thu, Jan 27, 12:50 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As the Northeast digs out of its third major snowstorm in the last month and ...

Tuesday News and Notes
Tue, Jan 25, 11:45 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Chain store sales continue to be relatively soft through the first three weeks of January, ...

McDonald's Posts Another Year of Stellar Growth in 2010
Mon, Jan 24, 2:59 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Despite severe weather that hampered business across the U.S. and much of Europe, McDonald’s Corp. ...

Retail News of the Week
Thu, Jan 20, 12:24 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

According to a new survey, 1% of shoppers say mobile is their primary online buying ...

Weekly Sales Chilled by Winter Weather
Wed, Jan 19, 11:26 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Chain store sales cooled off in the second week of January, as cold and wintry ...

US Retail Sales Finish the Year Strong
Fri, Jan 14, 12:14 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As expected, the severe weather in the Northeast and weak post-Christmas business took a bite ...

Online Retailers Top Customer Service Rankings
Tue, Jan 11, 2:24 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The NRF Foundation and American Expressreleased their 6th annual Customers' Choice Survey results today, and ...

Web-Only Retailers Top Customer Service Rankings Again
Tue, Jan 11, 1:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The NRF Foundation and American Expressreleased their 6th annual Customers' Choice Survey results today, and ...

Chain Store Sales: Week Ending 1-8-11
Tue, Jan 11, 11:21 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

After the strongest holiday spending season in 4 years, consumers are showing signs typical of ...

2010 Holiday Retail Season Wrap-Up
Fri, Jan 7, 4:26 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

While there are still several retailers who won’t report Holiday sales until next week (Tiffany, ...

December Retail Same-Store Sales Report
Thu, Jan 6, 10:20 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers reported December sales results this morning, and it seems the blizzard in the Northeast ...

Retail Quick View: Kellwood Hopes for Another Vince
Wed, Jan 5, 4:59 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

This morning, New York apparel company Kellwood acquired upscale fashion label Rebecca Taylor, following the ...

Retail Throwdown: Warehouse Club Edition
Tue, Jan 4, 5:43 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Below is a comparison of the 3 major warehouse club operators in the U.S. – ...

Retail Gains Gift-Wrapped for Christmas
Tue, Dec 28, 10:22 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

While severe snowstorms in the Northeast over the weekend will likely temper post-holiday optimism somewhat ...

Consumer Sentiment Creeps Up, but Personal Finances Remain Dismal
Thu, Dec 23, 12:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumer confidence increased in December to its best level since June as improved expectations for ...

Retail Deal News
Wed, Dec 22, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

There have been a few interesting retail transactions over the past couple of days which ...

Retail Sales Gain Momentum Heading into Christmas
Tue, Dec 21, 11:22 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers saw another week of strong sales as shoppers continue to snap up holiday merchandise. ...

Monday Retail News: Shoppers Going Mobile
Mon, Dec 20, 1:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Mobile Commerce Sales Explode in United States: Will Top $3.4 Billion in 2010 (ABI Research) ...

Retail Holiday Season Expectations Continue to Rise
Thu, Dec 16, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After better-than-expected November results and continued strength in retail spending through the first few weeks ...

US Retail Sales Strong in November
Tue, Dec 14, 11:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Improving consumer confidence and aggressive discounting by retailers led to a strong start to the ...

Retail News of the Week
Thu, Jun 24, 9:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Father’s Day Results Mixed: Father’s Day results seemed to be in the range of meeting ...

Thursday Retail News & Notes
Thu, Jun 17, 10:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Sam’s Club Takes Different Approach To Apparel than Parent: Unlike Walmart, where the approach to ...

Recent Retail News
Tue, Jun 1, 9:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Coach Looking to Europe for Expansion: Coach has signed a partnership arrangement with French department ...

Movado Exits Retail, but Real Problems Remain
Tue, Jun 1, 9:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Movado announced that they are closing 26 of their 27 regular price boutiques in an ...

J.C. Penney - Bright News for the Future
Tue, May 25, 7:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

There is a lot to like about additional revenue vehicles for J.C. Penney for the ...

Retail News & Views
Thu, May 20, 9:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

A Bright Future for Macy’s?Macy’s announced a 5.5% increase in same-store sales for the 1st ...

Consumer Confidence, Pent-Up Demand Drive Retail Gains
Tue, Apr 27, 9:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail sales continue to post impressive gains as strong demand for spring merchandise and improving ...

Weekly Retail Sales Rise Again
Sat, Apr 24, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers posted another week of sales gains as warmer weather and easy comparisons to a ...

Monday Retail News & Rumors
Mon, Apr 19, 7:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

A lot of interesting bits of retail news and rumors have come out over the ...

Retail News and Notes for Week Ending 4/16
Fri, Apr 16, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

We added several companies to our database this week, bringing our total coverage universe up ...

Retailers Continue Post-Easter Momentum
Tue, Apr 13, 11:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

After robust sales gains for the month of March and especially during the week leading ...

Friday Retail Reading List
Fri, Apr 9, 1:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

In case you missed it, here are some interesting reads that caught our eye this ...

March Same-Store Sales Surge to Best Levels Since 1999
Thu, Apr 8, 10:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers are partying like it’s 1999 as a combination of an early Easter and warmer ...

A Tale of 2 Teen Retailers
Wed, Apr 7, 5:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Tomorrow morning a bunch of major retailers are scheduled to report March sales results, and ...

Wednesday Retail News & Notes
Wed, Apr 7, 3:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Posting has been light of late, as we have been busy pouring over year-end retail ...

Retail Sales Gain Strength Heading Into Easter
Thu, Apr 1, 11:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

As we head into the Easter weekend, retailers continue to see strong sales momentum due ...

RetailSails Is On Vacation
Sun, Mar 21, 1:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

We are going to be taking a short break from posting, and will be back ...

Friday's Retail Reading List
Fri, Mar 12, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After a 2009 marked by heavy discounting and inventory liquidation, some retailers are starting to ...

Retail Sales Post 4th Consecutive Gain in February
Fri, Mar 12, 1:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The U.S. Department of Commerce released February retail sales this morning, reporting that sales rose ...

Incredible Winning Streak Continues for McDonald's
Mon, Mar 8, 2:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Even as business in the U.S. has stagnated over the past few months as consumers ...

Retailers Hoping for the Luck o' the Irish on St. Patrick's Day
Mon, Mar 8, 1:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

While not traditionally viewed as a big spending holiday, retailers will nonetheless have an opportunity ...

Comparative Analysis: February Same-Store Sales
Fri, Mar 5, 11:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

This morning, we reported that consolidated same-store sales for the 30 retailers we track rose ...

February Same-Store Sales Strongest in More than 2 Years
Thu, Mar 4, 3:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Despite unseasonably cold temperatures nation-wide and record snowstorms across the Northeast, retailers managed to post ...

February Retail Sales Reports Start Rolling In
Wed, Mar 3, 2:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Several retailers we follow reported February same-store sales this morning, and another 25 or so ...

Monday Retail Reads
Mon, Mar 1, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumer spending increased slightly faster than expected in January, but real disposable income fell 0.6 ...

Apparel Sales Continue Slide, But Hope Springs Eternal
Mon, Mar 1, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

2009 is a year most apparel retailers would like to forget. While investors have cheered ...

Gap Beats the Street, but Don't Call it a Comeback
Thu, Feb 25, 5:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Gap Inc. managed to beat consensus analyst earnings estimates by a penny for the fourth ...

Weekly Retail Sales: Resilient in the Face of Stormy Weather
Tue, Feb 23, 12:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Even as another batch of winter storms early in the week dampened prospects for President’s ...

Can Abercrombie & Fitch Find its Mojo Again?
Fri, Feb 19, 12:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Once the darling of the teen retail scene, Abercrombie & Fitch has fallen on hard ...

January Retail Sales Better Than Expected, But Hardly Robust
Fri, Feb 12, 2:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The U.S. Department of Commerce released January retail sales this morning, reporting that sales rose ...

The Members-Only Online Sample Sale Phenomenon
Thu, Feb 11, 12:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

“Sample Sale” A phrase that can create feelings of excitement and fear simultaneously in any ...

McDonald's Reports 81st Consecutive Month of Same-Store Sales Growth
Tue, Feb 9, 12:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

For a company that analysts thought had long ago saturated the market, McDonald’s continues to ...

January Same-Store Sales Recall the Good-Old Days
Thu, Feb 4, 10:52 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

It appears retailers were able to carry the positive holiday momentum into the new year ...

Early Comp Results for January Disappointing
Wed, Feb 3, 5:22 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Those who were expecting retailers to carry their holiday momentum into the new year might ...

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Remain Subdued This Year
Tue, Feb 2, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

While some may write it off as a “manufactured” Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day takes a ...

Retail Reading List for Week Ending 1/29/10
Fri, Jan 29, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

For all the talk of stabilization and an improved outlook for the year ahead, we ...

Retail Quick View: Walmart Ups the Fashion Ante
Fri, Jan 29, 11:22 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

RetailSails has learned today that Lisa Rhodes, former Chief Merchandising Officer from Duluth based Maurices, ...

Super Bowl 2010 Outlook: More Viewers, Less Spending
Thu, Jan 28, 5:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

As the annual event turned national holiday known as the Super Bowl approaches, retailers and ...

Rite Aid Still Struggling to Find a Cure
Thu, Jan 28, 1:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retail drug store chain Rite Aid is still struggling with integration issues from its acquisition ...

Retail Outlook 2010: Noteable & Quotable
Wed, Jan 27, 12:52 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Last week, we wrote that modest gains were expected for retail sales in 2010 based ...

Coupon Usage Surges During Recession
Mon, Jan 25, 2:32 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Not surprisingly, coupon redemption among consumers surged during the recession. According to transaction processing firm ...

Coach Looks to Asia For Renewed Growth
Mon, Jan 25, 12:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Investors were disappointed last week as upscale retailer Coach reported North American same-store sales that ...

Retail Round-Up: Week Ending 1/22/2010
Fri, Jan 22, 10:42 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

After announcing the first Rack Outlet in Manhattan last year, Nordstrom is eying a second ...

Consumer Sentiment Little Changed in Early January
Tue, Jan 19, 5:09 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Consumer sentiment in the U.S. held relatively steady in early January, as views of an ...

High-End Chains Turn to Outlets to Boost Growth
Tue, Jan 19, 3:12 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

It’s no secret that most retailers have struggled to adjust to decreased consumer spending since ...

Modest Gains Expected For Retailers in 2010
Tue, Jan 19, 11:32 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

After hitting the nail on the head with its holiday season retail forecast, the International ...

Out With The Old, In With The New
Sat, Jan 16, 2:42 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers were able to make it through the holiday season without resorting to deep discounting, ...

In Case You Missed It, This Week In Retail
Fri, Jan 15, 11:12 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Bloomingdale’s is pushing forward to open outlet stores, a potentially lucrative distribution channel for the ...

U.S. Retail Sales Disappoint in December
Thu, Jan 14, 11:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that Advance Estimates of U.S. ...

Some of the the Ugliest Charts in Retail
Wed, Jan 13, 12:21 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most U.S. retailers reported relatively strong sales results for the 2009 holiday season compared to ...

L.L. Bean Tops in Customer Service for 3rd Year in a Row
Tue, Jan 12, 3:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The NRF Foundation and American Express released their 5th annual Customers’ Choice Survey results today, ...

Foreign Retailers look to U.S. for Expansion
Mon, Jan 11, 3:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Ever since the Dutch East India Company reached across the Atlantic hundreds of years ago, ...

Retail Winners: Off-Price is On Target
Mon, Jan 11, 1:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The Great Recession has been a boon for discount stores, and off-price retailers have been ...

Holiday 2009 Retail Wrap-Up
Fri, Jan 8, 12:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

One year after the worst holiday shopping season on record, retailers are no doubt breathing ...

Retailers Post Strong December Same-Store Sales
Thu, Jan 7, 9:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

Retailers turned in a stronger-than-expected sales performance in December, as better inventory management and less ...

Restaurant Industry Outlook Remains Weak
Mon, Jan 4, 12:51 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Most retail sectors saw at least moderate improvements in sales performance going into the end ...

Consumer Sentiment Improves, But Strong Headwinds Remain
Wed, Dec 23, 2:11 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Confidence improved in December as consumers are feeling slightly better about expectations for economic growth ...

Weekly Retail Sales: Time to Take off the Rose-Colored Glasses
Tue, Dec 22, 2:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

There has been endless speculation over the past few months about how holiday retail estimates ...

Retailer Optimism Gets Snowed In
Mon, Dec 21, 7:27 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

The big news from this past weekend was the blizzard that swept through the East ...

Stay Tuned for the New & Improved RetailSails!
Tue, Dec 1, 3:31 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

After a long hiatus, RetailSails will be returning shortly with a new look and expanded ...

August U.S. Retail Sales Post Biggest Montly Gain Since Jan '06
Tue, Sep 15, 10:41 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Boosted by the government’s “cash-for-clunkers” program, retail sales rebounded in August posting its largest monthly ...

For Consumers, it's all a Confidence Game
Fri, Sep 11, 10:51 AM ET, by RetailSails.com

As the U.S. equity markets set new highs for the year, consumer confidence continues to ...

U.S. Chain Store Sales: Week Ending 9/5/09
Wed, Sep 9, 1:54 PM ET, by RetailSails.com

Shoppers showed some signs of life in the first week of September, as both ICSC ...

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