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CEO Harvey Kanter said the company’s first standalone brick-and-mortar location is “exceeding expectations” and they plan to get additional stores open in the first half of 2016.
The company saw regional growth of just 2 percent in the five-month period ended Aug. 31, despite its jewelry maisons performing “exceptionally well.”
Though it remains unable to file complete financial statements, Lazare Kaplan International Inc. estimates a 34 percent drop in net sales for fiscal year 2015.
A challenging retail environment was offset by selective price increases and source improvements in the supply chain to slightly bump sales for Movado in its second quarter.
The company noted that comps and total sales were about equal to the prior year in the Americas due to the negative effect of the strength of the U.S. dollar and lower foreign tourist spending, leading to a tempered full-year earnings forecast.
Boosted by the continued integration of Zale and a strong performance from bridal jewelry, Signet reported an increase in both same-store sales and total sales in the second quarter on Thursday.
An increase in foot traffic helped boost same-store and total sales for Target, Walmart and T.J. Maxx’s parent company in the second quarter.
J.C. Penney and Nordstrom reported modest gains in same-store sales while Macy’s saw its comps slip and Kohl’s came in flat.
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