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December Same-Store Sales Rise for Limited Brands
January 7, 2011

Limited Brands said that its December sales at stores open at least one year rose 5 percent. Analysts, on average, had expected same-store sales to rise 4.6 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.

Kohl's December Sales Rise, Stocks Fall
January 7, 2011

Shares of Kohl's slipped despite reporting a 5.9 percent increase in December sales, helped by higher demand in stores open at least one year and its e-commerce business.

TJX Posts Increase in December Sales
January 7, 2011

Helped by stores open at least a year, leading off-price retailer TJX reported a 6 percent gain in December sales, pushing the company to raise its full-year guidance.

Santa Deemed Retailers 'Nice' in 2010
January 6, 2011

2010 has come to a close with a big holiday bang. Not only were holiday retail sales up big — 5.5 percent over 2009 for the 50-day period from Nov. 5 to Dec. 24 — but online retail was up some 15.4 percent. 

Daffy's Debuts Times Square Store; More NY Openings Planned
December 30, 2010

Daffy's has announced plans to open a store in New York's Times Square. The discount retailer has signed a lease for a 28,000-sq.-ft. store in the former New York Times building on 44th Street. The new store will have a ground-floor entrance, but the bulk of the space will be on the basement level. The Times Square store is scheduled to open in fall 2011, and the company hopes to add a total of 14 New York-area stores before 2015.

Video: Plenty for Retailers to be Cheery About This Holiday Season
December 23, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like a Merry Christmas after all for retailers. Sales projections are increasing nearly every week as even shoppers who said they were finished hit malls this week. Now stores are starting to say they expect the 2011 holiday season to be even better.

Full Steam Ahead: Shopping Doesn't Stop on Dec. 25
December 21, 2010

Many retail advertisers mistakenly scale back their search campaigns after Christmas, but lots of search traffic and sales occur after Dec. 25. You might be surprised to learn that 9 percent of consumers don’t even begin their holiday shopping until post Christmas.

Luxury Retail Market Stages a Comeback
December 20, 2010

The estimated gain in U.S. luxury goods sales is outpacing the overall expected 3.5 percent jump in retail sales for 2010, a prominent trade group said.

Retailers Prep for a Black Friday Bonanza
November 18, 2010

As many as 138 million U.S. shoppers could be hunting for Black Friday bargains during the three days after Thanksgiving, according to a retail trade group survey released on Thursday.

Bailey, Banks & Biddle Stages Comeback for Holidays
November 8, 2010

Bailey, Banks & Biddle, which traces its roots back to 1832 in Philadelphia, is being revived. Five stores have already opened in Austin, Houston and Plano, Texas as well as St. Louis and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Harry Potter Boutiques Opened by Hot Topic
November 5, 2010

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and retail partner Hot Topic are launching dedicated in-store boutiques with exclusive merchandise inspired by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Gap Sales Grow in October, 3Q Ahead of Expectations
November 4, 2010

Gap (NYSE:GPS) gained more than 6% after posting stronger-than-expected third-quarter revenue, driven in part by October sales and international demand. The San Francisco-based retailer reported third-quarter revenue of $3.65 billion, up 2% from $3.59 billion a year ago, beating the Street’s view of $3.56 billion. Comparable store sales for the three-month period ended Oct. 31 were flat. Gap said international demand, up 3% in comparable store sales from a 6% decline last year, led the identical store sales, with Gap North America up 1% from a 7% drop last year

Warmer Weather Leads to Slower Sales
November 3, 2010

U.S. retailers are poised to report their weakest monthly sales gains in six months as unseasonably warm weather and fewer shopping events hurt demand for fall merchandise in a slowly recovering U.S. economy.

50 Best Tips of 2010
November 1, 2010

We're excited to offer you Retail Online Integration's 50 best tips of 2010. Our editorial staff reviewed every word published in our print publication, e-newsletter (The ROI Report) and website over the past year. From there, we've extracted the best money-making and cost-saving pointers. Enjoy.