It’s time to call things out for what they really are when it comes to the demise of certain teen retailers. The “3 A’s” including American Eagle, Aeropostale, and Abercrombie & Fitch have been having a hard time of things for a couple of years, and yet there still seems to be a lack of […]
American Eagle Outfitters Q4 Tanks–Teen Retailers Facing Greater Challenges
American Eagle Outfitters released its financial statement today, March 11, 2014, with undeniably one of its worst quarters ever. Consolidated comparable sales for the 13 weeks decreased 7% over the same 13 week period last year. Gross profit decreased 28% to $332 million. Jay Schottenstein, Interim CEO stated, “The Company’s results in 2013 were highly […]
Dismal Q3 Report for American Eagle Outfitters, Indicative of a Changing Teen Retail Landscape
American Eagle Outfitters reported their Q3 finances December 6, 2013, with dismal results of a drop in profits of 68.3%. Like many teen retailers facing a challenging economic climate and out of tune with the youth marketplace, American Eagle is struggling to figure out what to do. Robert Hanson, CEO stated, “Our financial performance is […]
Back-to-School Warning Bells for Aeropostale and American Eagle Outfitters Signal Challenges for Youth Culture Retailers
Aeropostale today announced their Q2 financials and once again, show that they are struggling within a challenging climate for retailers. Today’s youth culture demographic is less interested in buying what they have to sell. As we’ve noted in many of this year’s Youth Culture Studies, and our upcoming Sustainability and Fall Youth Culture Studies 2013, […]
Gloomy Back-to-School for Retailers, Especially on Cusp of Q2 Low Performances by PacSun, American Eagle, Others
Changes in shopping patterns among youth culture as recession barrels in greatly effects second half predictions for 2011.
American Eagle’s 4th Quarter Is Up, But Speculation Surfaces As Target Acquisition and New CEO Prospects Underway
Changing tides for this popular brand indicates shifts in the marketplace for youth retailers overall, as higher costs of cotton and other things are forcing new changes for 2011.
Retail Round-up: A Bathing Ape Sells to China’s I.T for a Relatively Low $2.8 Million; Top Teen Retailers Halt Monthly Same Store Sales Reports; Tommy Hilfiger Launches Pop-up Prep World and Tour; Gap Shake-up
Evolution of retail landscape continues with interesting acquisitions, financial reporting. and new collections hoping to match economic changes in youth culture markets.
Retail Round-up: Adidas Revenues Up 10%, Abercrombie and Fitch up 2%, American Eagle and Aeropostale Down
Mixture of financial results among youth culture brands reveals new expectations and upcoming fourth quarter guidance.