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Goody’s Comps Slip 0.9% in December

Goody's Family Clothing, Inc. reported total sales of $205.9 million for the fiscal month of December 2005, an increase of 4.5% from total sales of $197.1 million for the fiscal month of December 2004. Comparable store sales for December 2005 decline

J.C. Penney Sees December Comps Increase 3.1%

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. comparable department store sales for the month of December increased 2.2%, while total department store sales increased 3.1%. Comparable sales for the combined November and December holiday period increased 2.7% versus an incre

Kohl’s Comps Climb 4.6% in December

Kohl's Corporation reported that sales for the month of December, 2005 increased 16.2% over the five-week period ended January 1, 2005. On a comparable store basis, sales increased 4.6%…

TJX December Comps Climb 6%

The TJX Companies, Inc. reported December 2005 sales results. Sales for the month of December, 2005, were $2.3 billion, up 11% over $2.1 billion achieved during the five-week period ended January 1, 2005. For the year to date, sales reached $15.1 billion,

BJ’s Sees December Comps Climb 5.6%

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. reported that sales for December 2005 increased 4.5% to $965.9 million from $924.5 million last year. On a comparable club basis, sales increased by 1.4% for the month of December, including a contribution from sales of gas

Coleman Taps Ex-Rossignol CEO for EMEA President

Bruno Cercley has been named President of Coleman EMEA, SAS, which includes Coleman’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The appointment was announced by Gary A. Kiedaisch, President and CEO of The Coleman Company. In his new position based

Nikita Clothing Opens U.S. Office in San Fran

Nikita Clothing announced the opening of their first U.S. based office, located at 1714 Stockton St, in San Francisco’s historic North Beach district. The new office will include full-time sales and marketing staff from Deep Distribution, Nikita’s former

Palmer Sees Strong Early Season Sales

The residual effects of last winter’s spotty snowfall and lukewarm industry results led to light pre-booking by retailers this year. However, record amounts of snowfall in some regions of the US coupled with anticipation for the upcoming Winter Olympics h

SGMA Thankful for Repeal of ‘Byrd Law’

As Congress prepared to head home for the holidays, one final act of 2005 was to repeal an anti-dumping law previously ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA), or 'Byrd Law,' was

Study: Holiday Spending Up; More than Half of Consumers Used Web

Some 36% of consumers said they spent more this holiday shopping season and more than half reported making an Internet purchase, with four in 10 saying that selection and price led them to buy from a store other than where they normally shop, according to

Dunham Launches New Ad Campaign

Dunham's created a new ad campaign for 2006. The “Hero” print ad campaign will highlight the brand's comfort story and “dedication to providing the outdoor enthusiast with the best fitting, most comfortable product possible.” According to the co

Polartec Challenge Recipients Announced

Malden Mills announced the winners of the 2006 Polartec Challenge. The winners are Steve Graepel, Nico Mailaender, Warren McDonald and Kelly Cordes. Graepel will travel with partner Gabe Rogel into Alaska’s Fairweather Range. Mailander will navigate a fol

Darn Tough Vermont Adds New Sales Agencies

Darn Tough Vermont made some additions to its independent sales force. Brandywine River Representatives will handle Metro New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Pemba Serves will handle Upper Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, M

Harold Ruttenberg Succumbs to Cancer

Harold Ruttenberg, the founder and former chairman of Just For Feet, lost his battle with brain cancer last week. He was 63 years old. The energetic retail pioneer was diagnosed with cancer in January 2004 and had spent nearly two years battling the dis

GF Completes Goody’s Tender Offer; Goodfriend Resigns

GF Acquisition Corp. and Goody's Family Clothing, Inc. announced the final results of the cash tender offer by GF Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Prentice Capital Management, LP and GMM Capital LLC, for the outstanding shares of common stock of Go