Supervalu posted a net loss in its third quarter, following the recent sale of its Save-A-Lot business.
Costco Wholesale Corp. posted a December comparable sales gain of 3%, excluding the effects of fuel and foreign exchange rate volatility, with comps in the United States up 3%, those for Canada up 4% and those for other international markets up 4%.
Overstock reported a sales rise in the third quarter, although the company posted a net loss.
Aaron’s posted a slight uptick in earnings and sales in its third quarter, but comps fell behind.
Following Supervalu’s sale of its Save-A-Lot division, the supermarket retailer posted a soft second quarter, with flat earnings and a decline in sales.
Ulta Beauty held an analyst and investor conference last week, simultaneously raising its financial guidance and providing an update on its long-term strategy, which includes more store and better location productivity.
Ikea continues to grow both in the U.S. and internationally, posting a rise in comparable store sales while working to integrate more physical and digital commerce synergies.
Dollar General grew its net sales in the second quarter, although comps were sluggish, a trend also reflected in results for Dollar Tree and Big Lots.
The losses continue to mount for Sears Holdings in the second quarter. The retailer also received additional financing through a loan from the investment firm controlled by its chairman.