US retailer Gap failed to arrest its slumping sales overseas after conceding that its autumn clothing
ranges were unpopular.
3 percent, marking the first year-on-year rise in three years and four months, as autumn clothing
and winter coats sold well after a steep decline in temperatures late in the month.
Unveiling sales pick-up yesterday, M&S chief executive Stuart Rose said the response of customers to new autumn clothing
ranges had been positive.
2 percent from a year earlier on a same-store basis for the 31st straight monthly decline, due partly to sluggish sales of leading autumn clothing
on persistent summer heat, an industry body said Monday.
August and early September were exceptionally warm which made the selling of autumn clothing
more than usually difficult," he said.
This year's scorching summer created winners and losers in the business world, with products such as soft drinks and air conditioners among the biggest beneficiaries while autumn clothing
remained unsold and there was little demand for fall foods.
Troubled Marks & Spencer got a boost today despite claims that its new autumn clothing
range have flopped.
4 percent, due to sluggish sales of autumn clothing
as record-high heat waves hit the nation, the Japan Department Stores Association said.
72 trillion yen for the second straight month of decline with the ministry pointing to relatively warm weather as denting the sales of autumn clothing
and other seasonal materials.
8 billion yen on a slump in autumn clothing
sales due to hot temperatures, with the ministry saying fallout from typhoons led to declines in customer numbers.
0 percent year on year on a same-store basis partially due to sluggish sales of autumn clothing
and household goods, according to preliminary data released by the Japan Chain Stores Association.