As it continues struggling to generate profits, Rite Aid posted a net loss from continuing operations of $255.6 million, or 24 cents per share, versus a net loss of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.
For the fourth quarter ended March 2, and under pressure from activists to make board of directors and other changes, Bed Bath & Beyond posted a net loss of $253.8 million, or $1.92 per diluted share, versus earnings of $194 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, in the period a year prior.
The fourth quarter provided a strong finish to Conn’s fiscal year as the company reported growth in sales and net income for the period ended January 31.
Although spun off in 2012, Sears Hometown & Outlet stores still has operational ties to Sears Holdings and that organization’s bankruptcy has hit the business. However, financially, the company gained some traction in the third quarter as it pushes to reach profitability.
Pressured by freight and other cost increases, Dollar Tree managed to grow its net sales and income, although comps slipped at the company’s Family Dollar banner.
The Thanksgiving weekend period was busy, particularly cold in some places, and productive from a retail perspective, market research firms analyzing sales data and at least one key retailer already have reported.