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Boosted by significant improvement in the retailer’s ladies business and the roll out a new performance-boot platform, Boot Barn reported same-store sales grew 12.1 percent in the fourth quarter ended March 31 while earnings came in well ahead of guidance....

Department stores have seen diverging performances in the first quarter. Of the stores that reported earnings in the past week, Macy’s and Dillard’s exceeded Wall Street expectations on income and revenue, while Nordstrom improved income and revenue but missed on comparable sales....

“We have distinct strategies to drive the sustained growth of each of these important brands,” said Gass. “Nike, which is one of our largest national brands, continues to post strong growth on both the core assortment across all lines of business, as well as new...

Footwear, apparel and accessories company Deckers Brands reported fourth-quarter net income of $29.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of 66 cents, up from last year’s Q4 loss of $12 million, or (49) cents per share, and beating analysts’ estimates by 31 cents per share....