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.
First quarter sales at Ulta Beauty were up double-digits as the retailer reported a healthy balance of traffic and ticket growth. Ulta also noted that it will expand internationally, starting with Canada.
Celebrating its 80th year in business, Dollar General started out strong in the first quarter with both sales and earnings growth.
As it posted declining results in the first quarter, Evine emphasized executive changes and initiatives designed to turn around the business.