With fourth quarter profits exceeding Wall Street expectations, Walgreens Boots Alliance touted gains for both the period and the fiscal year despite weak U.S. retail comps.
Second quarter net revenue at Helen of Troy was up more than 14% as strong growth in the company’s housewares and health and home divisions were the key drivers.
A relaunch effort has not started the way the company hoped, Pier 1 Imports stated in preliminary financial results for a second quarter that included a comparable sales decrease of 11.4% in the period year over year.
Despite some macro economic concerns among consumers and inclement weather in the U.S., retail sales gained in August, according to the National Retail Federation.
Conn’s reported its first comparable sales gains in three years and the promotion of John Davis to the post of president of credit and collections.