First quarter sales at The Container Store were up, but the home storage specialty retailer reported a slight drop in comparable store sales.
As Supervalu closed on the acquisition of Unified Grocers, the supermarket retailer reported a decline in its retail division net sales in the first quarter.
Rite Aid reported a challenging first quarter with a deeper net loss, following the scrapped merger deal with Walgreens, and the formation of a new pending agreement to sell about half its stores to its drug store rival.
Helen of Troy reported a solid start for its first quarter 2018, ended May 31, 2017, with its housewares segment driving sales growth.
In its first quarter, Pier 1 Imports narrowed its net loss while net sales slipped. However, e-commerce sales continued to show strong growth for the company.
It was a challenging first quarter for Bed Bath & Beyond, as the retailer’s comps and earnings declined, although digital sales continued to grow.
Kroger struggled in the first quarter as the supermarket retailer faced increasing price pressure from its grocery store competition.
Faced with continuing losses, Sears Canada warned that it may not be able to live up to its financial obligations and faces an uncertain future.
It was a sluggish first quarter for Michaels Companies, which reported flat net sales and a slip in comps, although net income edged up.