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November 21, 2014

Increased digital integration at GameStop is driving engagement with customers, but the delayed launch of a popular video game negatively impacted third quarter sales and made it hard for management to accurately forecast holiday sales.

Increased digital integration at GameStop is driving engagement with customers, but the delayed launch of a popular video game negatively impacted third quarter sales and made it hard for management to accurately forecast holiday sales.

The launch of Assassins Creed Unity got pushed back from a planned October launch and that proved a huge headwind for GamesStop which reported a 2.3% decline in same store sales for the quarter ended Nov. 1. Total sales for the company declined 0.7% to $2.11 billion.

July 24, 2014

O’Reilly Automotive, the nation’s second largest auto parts retailer, said it is on track to open 200 new stores this year after posting its 22nd consecutive quarter of profit growth in excess of 15%.

O’Reilly Automotive, the nation’s second largest auto parts retailer, said it is on track to open 200 new stores this year after posting its 22nd consecutive quarter of profit growth in excess of 15%.

March 21, 2014

Despite having comparable store sales decreases in the fourth quarter and fiscal year, Books-A-Million saw core book business improve, driven by what president and CEO Terrance G. Finley called a strong lineup of new titles.

Despite having comparable store sales decreases in the fourth quarter and fiscal year, Books-A-Million saw core book business improve, driven by what president and CEO Terrance G. Finley  called a strong lineup of new titles.

Revenues for the 13-week period ended Feb. 1 decreased 3.7% to $157.9 million, compared with revenues of $163.9 million in the 14-week year-earlier period. Comparable store sales for the quarter which include comparable 13-week periods this year and last year declined 1.8%, compared with the same period last year.

January 2, 2014

New research from NPD conducted during the 2013 holiday season suggests shoppers believe better deals are to be had online than in stores.

New research from NPD conducted during the 2013 holiday season suggests shoppers believe better deals are to be had online than in stores.

That not good news for retailers under relentless pressure to generate store traffic with all manner of urgency oriented promotions such as the ubiquitous one-day sale or other types of limited duration activities.

September 9, 2013

Electronic Arts has entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with the captain of the U.S. Soccer National Team, Clint Dempsey. As part of the deal, Dempsey will serve as EA Sports Football Ambassador.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Electronic Arts has entered into a multi-year endorsement deal with the captain of the U.S. Soccer National Team, Clint Dempsey. As part of the deal, Dempsey will serve as EA Sports Football Ambassador. 

Dempsey, attacking midfielder and member of the Seattle Sounders, will make his FIFA franchise debut in a FIFA 14 GameStop commercial. The full 30-second ad spot features Dempsey coaching a fan through various post-goal celebration moves. 

May 26, 2013

Haggar Clothing Co. has appointed Don Schneider as the company's VP director of sales. He will report to Tadd Parnell, SVP national sales manager.

DALLAS — Haggar Clothing Co. has appointed Don Schneider as the company's VP director of sales. He will report to Tadd Parnell, SVP national sales manager.

Hagger will look to Schneider to lead the company's continued growth and management of its top national accounts, with special focus on Haggar dress shirts and sweater collections and the Haggar C18 golf collection.

January 18, 2013

Hasbro is bringing the Tetris video game brand into the world of face-to-face gaming.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro is bringing the Tetris video game brand into the world of face-to-face gaming.

The Tetris Company, the exclusive licensor of the Tetris brand, has given Hasbro the green light to manufacture and globally market multiple face-to-face games based on the popular video game brand.

November 17, 2011

GameStop reported that total sales for the third quarter of 2011 were $1.95 billion, an increase of 2.5% compared with $1.9 billion in the prior year quarter.

GRAPEVINE, Texas — GameStop reported that total sales for the third quarter of 2011 were $1.95 billion, an increase of 2.5% compared with $1.9 billion in the prior year quarter. Total company comparable-store sales were down 0.6%, primarily impacted by lower-than-expected sales of new software. GameStop’s digital sales showed continued strength, increasing 59%, with console digital growing 63% and PC digital growing 51%. Pre-owned sales increased 3.1%.

November 14, 2011

Unemployment is a double-edged sword when it comes to the retail industry.

Unemployment is a double-edged sword when it comes to the retail industry. The high single-digit rate in the United States means retailers can be more selective in their choice of hourly workers but the downside of fewer people working is less money sloshing around the economy for shoppers to spend. The situation in Canada is the opposite of the United States, and there are some major implications for Target.