Walmart posted its best quarterly U.S. sales growth in a decade and upped full-year sales and profit outlooks on Thursday, sending shares surging as a jump in online purchases showed it can hold its own against Amazon.
Stockmann reported better-than-expected second-quarter results on Thursday, thanks to increased sales at its fashion chain Lindex, but warned that its department stores would remain in the red in the full year.
South African fashion retailer Truworths International has created a chief operating officer position to boost retail sales growth at home and in the UK, where consumer spending remains under pressure.
J.C. Penney Co Inc shares sank below $2 for the first time on Thursday after it said it had alienated core middle-aged customers while chasing millennial buyers, and the venerable brand forecast a large loss.
Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart reported a 2.6 percent rise in quarterly underlying sales, showing its recovery was gaining speed ahead of an expected takeover by bigger rival Sainsbury’s.
British retail sales grew faster than expected last month, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and shoppers took advantage of extended discounts on clothing and online sales.
Apparel maker Perry Ellis International said on Tuesday it had ended talks to be bought by fashion accessories maker Randa, backing an offer by its second-largest shareholder and founder George Feldenkreis.