Target Corp. announced that comparable sales during the combined November/December holiday period decreased 1.3%.
December retail sales gained substantially from November and, particularly, year over year, according to the United States Department of Commerce, boosted by e-commerce but restrained by department and electronics store results.
Epoca International has named Ivan Guarin as director of sales for the midwest region of the U.S.
Supervalu posted a net loss in its third quarter, following the recent sale of its Save-A-Lot business.
Brent Powell has been named vp/sales by Columbian Home Products. According to the company, he will be responsible for the sales of all Columbian brands to all channels of trade.
For the nine-week holiday selling season ended December 31, Stein Mart comparable store sales decreased 4.8% versus the period a year earlier.
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%.
Walgreens gained slightly in the first quarter as the company awaits the approval of its acquisition of Rite Aid.
The holidays were not kind to Kohl’s Corp., which reported a comparable sales decrease of 2.1% in the November/December time frame versus the period a year prior.