Sponsors
Billabong ▼ 0.000 | PPR ▲ +0.45 | American Apparel ▼ -0.006 | The Buckle ▼ -0.83 | Columbia ▼ -0.31 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -1.45 | Dicks ▼ -0.52 | Foot Locker ▲ +0.04 | Genesco ▼ -0.67 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.15 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.10 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.62 | Luxottica ▼ -0.63 | Nike ▲ +0.93 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.01 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.20 | Sport Chalet ▲ +0.04 | Urban Outfitters ▼ -0.64 | VF Corp ▼ -0.28 | Quiksilver ▲ +0.07 | Zumiez ▼ -0.31 | Macys ▼ -1.83 | Tillys ▲ +0.01 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
The most up-to-date information
The most up-to-date information

“Shop-Eat-Surf is a great source for the most up to date information of what is going on in our industry. I always enjoy reading the articles and appreciate the effort from Tiffany and her team."

- By Richard Woolcott, CEO and Founder, Volcom
I require all our executives to read it
I require all our executives to read it

There is no better publication that I am aware of that is so accurate and on top of any news and developments in our industry. I personally recommend it to many people that want to know and understand more about our industry. For the most part, shop-eat-surf.com gets the stories first. As a matter of fact, I require all the executives in our company to read it.

- By Hezy Shaked, President & CEO, Tilly's
New Industry Insight

Shorebreak Hotel as a venue for industry events. Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg's "Moving Art Retreat" in June at Turtle Bay Resort. Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Core stores and fleece take sales hit in September

Core stores and fleece take
By Tiffany Montgomery
November 03, 2008 5:28 AM

Cary Allington of ActionWatch sent me some grim figures for core stores in September. What is really troubling is the worst of the financial crisis hit in October, which means sales were likely worse that month.

Here's Cary's report on September sales at core doors in the ActionWatch panel.

"September "same-store" sales were the worst so far this year for core shops on the ActionWatch Retail Panel. Overall sales revenues were down over 12% compared to September last year.

"Even dresses, which showed strong increases over last year in every month prior to September, had a stumble with revenues down 3% compared to September 2007.

"Fleece Tops were down over 26% compared to last year, a trend which could have a significant impact on store revenues if it continues into the category's high selling holiday season.

"One bright spot was male-gender shoes, which continued to have sales growth over last year with a 6.4% increase (although the Footwear category overall was down).

"A few of the significant product classes were down only by single digits, but most were down by more than 10%. It was a difficult month."

Here's a chart outlining category performance.

ActionWatch chart

 


Articles You Might Have Missed