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May 2011



The Stunning Rise and Fall of American Apparel

May 10, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: APPCQ , GPS

Two years ago, Los Angeles-based clothing chain American Apparel was riding high. The company had grown from just 3 stores, 1,300 employees and just over $82 million in revenues in 2003 to 260 stores in 19 countries, nearly 10,000 employees and $545 million in revenues by the end of 2008, for a 5-YR compound annual growth rate of 46%.  [more]



Retail Same-Store Sales Surge in April on Late Easter

May 05, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TGT , GPS , COST

Shoppers braved surging food and fuel prices once again in April, as the late Easter holiday helped retailers post their best same-store sales increase since last March.  [more]

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