Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.005 | PPR ▲ +1.50 | American Apparel ▲ +0.030 | The Buckle ▲ +1.15 | Columbia ▲ +0.42 | Deckers Outdoor ▲ +0.80 | Dicks ▲ +1.21 | Foot Locker ▲ +0.52 | Genesco ▲ +0.37 | Iconix Brand Group ▼ -6.62 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.23 | Nordstrom ▲ +0.27 | Luxottica ▲ +0.30 | Nike ▲ +1.44 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.02 | Skullcandy ▲ +0.24 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▲ +0.39 | VF Corp ▲ +0.23 | Quiksilver ▼ 0.00 | Zumiez ▲ +1.43 | Macys ▲ +0.34 | Tillys ▲ +0.44 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
Always a good daily read
Always a good daily read

Shop-Eat-Surf creates a good source of timely information about the industry. The site makes all types and size companies feel part of a community where everyone is stoked to hear about other companies successes and ideas. It is always a good daily read.

- By Ted Li, VP of North America, Oakley
Executive Edition is a must have
Executive Edition is a must have

Before Shop-Eat-Surf, there were two sites I paid for premium content on. One is Surfline, the other is the Wall Street Journal. One is about all things surf, the other, the best business content site in the world. Shop-eat-surf is the intersection of those two worlds. Shop-Eat-Surf provides everything from coverage of events, people, brands and trends. However, beyond the Executive Edition "wall" is more meaty analysis and interpretation of financial statements, business models and brand philosophies; why certain brands and companies are succeeding, where others aren't. The Executive Edition is a must have read if the business of surf and action sports are on your radar screen.

- By Jeff Berg, Co-owner, Surfline
Industry Insight

SHACC: Trailblazers in Women's surfing exhibit opens April 25.
ROTH CAPITAL PARTNERS: Zumiez comps exceed estimates.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Shoppers emerge from deep sleep

By Tiffany Montgomery
April 08, 2010 6:58 AM

Retailers reported better expected results Thursday for March as consumers began shopping more and because of easy comparisons vs. last year and the earlier Easter.

Here’s a roundup of March same stores sales for some industry customers and competitors.

A reminder: PacSun doesn’t report monthly same store sales any more.

Yesterday, we reported Zumiez’s same store sales results.

Mall chains

The Buckle: up 7.2%

Hot Topic: down 7.5%. Company authorized special $1 per share dividend in addition to regular 7 cents dividend.

Wet Seal: up 6.3%

Gap: up 11%, all divisions positive.

Hollister: down 1%

Aeropostalé: up 19%, raised guidance

Department stores

Nordstrom: up 16.8%, opening at Fashion Island in Newport Beach in April.

Macy’s: up 10.8%, better than expected

Dillard’s: up 9%, junior’s, children’s, shoes strong

JC Penney: up 5.4%, raised guidance

Big Box

Target: up 10.3%, apparel strong

Kohl’s: up 22.5%, all lines of business and regions positive. Increased traffic drive sales.

 

 


Articles You Might Have Missed