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January 2011



McDonald’s Posts Another Year of Stellar Growth in 2010

January 24, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

Despite severe weather that hampered business across the U.S. and much of Europe,McDonald’s Corp. posted strong fourth quarter and full-year results this morning. While December same-store sales were slightly below analyst expectations, the company still managed to post its 92nd consecutive month of global comparable sales growth.  [more]



US Retail Sales Finish the Year Strong

January 14, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XRT , RTH

As expected, the severe weather in the Northeast and weak post-Christmas business took a bite out of retail sales last month after a strong November showing.  [more]



2010 Holiday Retail Season Wrap-Up

January 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COST , TGT , GME

While there are still several retailers who won’t report Holiday sales until next week (Tiffany, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.), we decided to put together a complete summary of 2010 Holiday season (Nov-Dec) performance for all the retailers (and their respective brands/segments) who have so far released data. Enjoy!  [more]



December Retail Same-Store Sales Report

January 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RTH , XRT , TGT

Retailers reported December sales results this morning, and it seems the blizzard in the Northeast took a bite out of what was to expected to be a record-setting holiday sales season. However, even with several retailers coming in below forecasts for December, most of the retailers we track had a successful November-December period.  [more]



Retail Throwdown: Dollar Stores

January 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DG , FDO.DL , DLTR

On the heels of an earnings release from Family Dollar and news that Dollar General will open 625 stores and add 6,000 jobs in the new year, we take a quick look at one of the fastest growing retail sectors. Dollar stores have moved beyond just offering cheap trinkets and garage-sale junk to capture a large share of aspirational consumers with more name brands.  [more]

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