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Stage Stores April Comps Increase 3.6%

Stage Stores, Inc. reported that comparable store sales for the four-week period ended May 3, 2003 increased 3.6% as compared to the prior year four-week period ended May 4, 2002. Total sales increased 7.7% to $65.5 million from $60.8 million in the prior

Shoe Carnival April Comps Increase 5.0%

Shoe Carnival, Inc. reported sales for the four-week period ended May 3, 2003 increased 18.1% to $46.8 million from sales of $39.7 million for the four-week period ended May 4, 2002. Comparable store sales increased 5.0% in April 2003…

The Bon-Ton April Comps Decrease 3.7%

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced comparable store sales for the month decreased 3.7%. Total sales for the four weeks ended May 3, 2003 decreased 4.5% to $47.5 million versus $49.7 million reported for the same period last year…

GBMI Appoints National Sales Manager for Dry-shoD

Global Brand Marketing, Inc., owner of Pony International and Dry-ShoD, and global footwear licensee for Diesel, XOXO, Nautica and Mecca, has named Thomas Anzures as National Sales Manager for Dry-shoD. Mr. Anzures will be responsible for all US sales and

U.S. Signs Apparel Quota Agreement with Vietnam

Retailers cheered and the textile sector groaned after the United States signed an apparel agreement with Vietnam giving a generous package of clothing quotas to the country that was the site of one of the U.S. military's most humiliating retreats

Nicklaus Sues Wilson Over Name Use

In the golf world, if you don't have Nicklaus, you can't have JACK. That's the argument of Jack Nicklaus and his golf-products companies, which are suing Wilson Sporting Goods in federal court in Columbus, OH.

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Retailers Report Slumping March Sales

Fixated on news coverage of the war in Iraq and worried about their jobs, shoppers stayed away from the malls in March, giving the nation's retailers another month of disappointing sales. Unseasonably cool weather in parts of the country and a late E

Costco March Same-Store Sales Up 8.0%

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported net sales of $3.88 billion for the five weeks ended April 6, 2003, an increase of 12% from $3.46 billion in the same five-week period of the prior fiscal year…

Regional Sporting Goods Retailers Find Niches

Reading a lot these days about physical fitness and health concerns? The sporting goods industry watches fitness levels, activities and trends, too — all with an eye on its own financial health. Sporting equipment is a $65 billion industry at the wh

Columbia Builds on Top of Pyramid…

Columbia Sportswear is taking steps to ensure future growth at the top end of the brand pyramid as it sees increasing competition from its own retail partners and their growing concentration on private label…

As Sales Slip in U.S., Foot Locker Looks to Europe…

With Foot Locker CEO Matt Serra stating that “BOGO’s are getting tired” and “we're missing some product there” when talking about the loss of Nike allocations and reduced orders, the company was left focusing on a building on Europe and re-building U

Nike and Hurley Matching Up Nicely

Nike and Hurley International stunned the action-sports industry last year when the athletic shoe giant bought the relatively small but well-regarded Costa Mesa surf and skateboard clothing company. Skeptics feared the worst…

Nike Builds Coalition of the Willing…

Maybe the Bush Administration should enlist the help of Nike to help build a broader U.N. coalition against Iraq.
Nike has rounded up a diverse group of supporters as it goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in its first amendment fight over a California Sup

Russell Consolidates Bike Athletic Ops…

It didn’t take long to start the consolidation of Bike Athletic into the Russell Athletic division of Russell Corporation. RML acquired the venerable sporting goods brand out of bankruptcy in late January and should see full consolidation of operations b