Just weeks after the announcement that ESL Holding was pursuing the shares of the company it didn’t yet own, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores reported lower quarterly comps and earnings.
Although Hudson’s Bay has taken a number of significant steps to right its financial course, including winding down its Home Outfitters chain and selling its German operation, the company still posted a bigger first quarter adjusted net loss. The bigger loss came despite improvement at its Saks department store and off-price operations.
Celebrating its 80th year in business, Dollar General started out strong in the first quarter with both sales and earnings growth.
Office Depot reported a sales decline in its first quarter ended March 30, 2019, and kicked off a business acceleration program to reduce costs and improve business operations.
First quarter financial results indicate that its fresh approach to retail and health care, including the company’s Aetna acquisition, is making gains, said Larry Menlo, CVS Health Corp. president and CEO.