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  • Dec 5- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co reported a 28.6 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by its expansion in Europe and the acquisition of online retailer Gilt. The company's consolidated retail sales increased to C $3.30 billion in the quarter ended Oct. 29, from C $2.57 billion a year ago. The retailer reported a net loss of C $125 million...

  • PARIS, Dec 5- French department store chain Galeries Lafayette said the start of the Christmas shopping season at its main Galeries Lafayette and BHV stores in Paris was "encouraging", with footfall and revenue up over the last two weekends. Galeries Lafayette declined to comment on a report in newsletter La Lettre de L'Expansion that a fall in its revenues next...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- From a whimsical enchanted winter forest-scape to candy-laden backdrops for festive fashion, New York department stores have spent a year conjuring up eye-catching holiday window displays. said Roe Palermo, divisional vice president, store visual of New York department store Lord& Taylor, which is part of Hudson's Bay Co..

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Retailers have long relied on sales of high-margin winter coats and boots to boost annual profits, but with the season becoming shorter and warmer, U.S. fund managers are shedding department store and apparel stocks, convinced the industry is becoming a victim of climate change. "They desperately need to acknowledge that climate change is...

  • Nordstrom: Customer is more in control than ever

    Erik Nordstrom, Nordstrom Inc. co-president, and William Lauder, The Estee Lauder Companies executive chairman, discuss their retail outlooks for the holiday season.

  • The JCPenney store in the Queens Center Mall in the borough of Queens in New York.

    Stores need to find ways to add excitement to the shopping experience by means other than sales, former JCPenney CEO Allen Questrom says.

  • The sale has become a cancer: Questrom

    Allen Questrom, former CEO of JCPenney, Barneys New York, Federated Department Stores and Neiman Marcus, discusses the state of holiday shopping and the retail space.

  • Colder weather a big win for retail?

    Ike Boruchow, Wells Fargo Securities senior research analyst, discusses the retail sector as we head into the holiday season.

  • Sales in Kors' wholesale business, which supplies to department stores including Macy's Inc and Neiman Marcus, fell 18.4 percent to $452.2 million in the second quarter ended Oct. 1. Kors cut its revenue forecast for the fiscal year to about $4.55 billion and adjusted profit forecast to $4.37- $4.43 per share. Net income attributable to the company fell to $160.9...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 10- Department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported a 2.4 percent rise in quarterly comparable store sales on Thursday after a drop in the previous two quarters, helped by higher revenue during its anniversary sale and its off-price Rack business. The 2.4 percent growth in comparable sales was in line with estimates of analysts polled by...

  • Could be a better holiday for retail: Matt Boss

    Matt Boss, JPMorgan retail analyst, discusses the retail sector and the mood of the consumer.

  • Nov 10- Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp struck an optimistic note going into the holiday shopping season, giving a rare boost to shares of department store operators, which have struggled to grow in the face of intense competition from online retailers. Kohl's Chief Executive Kevin Mansell said he was encouraged by a strong back-to-school season and sales during...

  • The company's net income rose to $146 million, or 83 cents per share in the third quarter ended Oct. 29, from $120 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, Kohl's earned 80 cents per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 70 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin- based company's net sales fell...

  • Nov 2- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales on Wednesday as fewer shoppers visited department stores in the United States. Estee Lauder, like its peers in the cosmetics industry, has struggled to boost sales in the United States as customers increasingly spend more on big-ticket items such as cars and...

  • Nov 2- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales on Wednesday as fewer customers visited department stores in the United States. Sales in the Americas, accounting for more than 40 percent of net sales, fell 2.8 percent to $1.23 billion, hurt by a decline in mall traffic and lower tourist spending in its M.A.C stores, the...

  • Oct 24- Department store operator Nordstrom Inc said it would hire about 11,400 temporary employees for the holiday shopping season, about 3 percent fewer than last year. The company said about 9,500 temporary employees will be hired in sales and stock positions at its 123 Nordstrom stores in the United States and Canada and 213 Nordstrom Rack stores in the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit. Wells Fargo estimates that about $38 billion of these loans were taken out by retailers, bundled into commercial...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 19- Thais are crowding shopping malls and department stores to stock up on black clothes, as they begin a year of mourning for beloved King Bhumibol Adulaydej that could end up dampening consumption in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. The rush on retail outlets such Japan's Uniqlo, Tesco Lotus and BigC is in sharp contrast to thinning...

  • Sadove: Consumers pretty healthy

    Steve Sadove, Former Saks Chairman & CEO, discusses consumer sentiment ahead of the holiday season and what department stores should be doing to take on e-commerce.

  • Sept 20- U.S. retailers are taking a cautious view of the holiday selling season this year- if their temporary hiring plans are anything to go by. Macy's Inc, which operates the namesake Macy's and Bloomingdale's department store chains, said on Tuesday it would hire 83,000 temporary workers for the holiday quarter, a 2 percent decline from last year.