March 31, 2015

Torrid, the edgy plus-sized apparel division of Hot Topic, will open a flagship on State Street in Chicago, on April 8. It’s part of 60 stores the retailer is planning to open across the country this year.

March 31, 2014

At the recent Oracle Industry Connect Conference held in Boston, a number of speakers from prominent retailers including Kohl’s, Hot Topic, and C. Wonder extolled the virtues of “vanilla” implementations of enterprise systems.

June 13, 2013

Private equity outfit Sycamore Partners said Thursday it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hot Topic, valued at about $600 million and returning the Hot Topic namesake stores and the Torrid banner to the private sector.

March 7, 2013

Hot Topic announced it has agreed to be acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $14.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $600 million.

January 22, 2013

Hot Topic announced that its chief financial officer, Jim McGinty, has resigned, effective March 29.

November 1, 2012

On the heels of its report that the company gained just 0.2% in October same-store sales, Hot Topic Inc. also announced plans to test a new store that will specialize in dark, edgy lingerie.

September 7, 2012

Hot Topic announced that Jerry Cook has resigned as chief store officer, effective February 28, 2013.

March 8, 2012

Hot Topic Inc. earned $9 million in the three months that ended Jan. 28, compared with a loss of $578,000 in the year-ago period, on reduced spending.

January 4, 2012

Hot Topic reported that same-store sales for the nine-week holiday shopping period of November and December edged up 1.2%.

November 17, 2011

Hot Topic Inc. reported Wednesday that profit rose to $3.1 million in the quarter ended Oct. 29, compared with $400,000 in the year-ago period.

November 7, 2011

Hot Topic Inc. said that its CEO, Lisa Harper, 52, has also been named its board chairwoman.

October 6, 2011

Hot Topic said Wednesday that Mark Mizicko has joined the company as its senior VP planning and allocation.

August 18, 2011

Hot Topic reported Wednesday that it tightened its loss in the second quarter to $6.2 million, compared with a loss of $6.3 million a year earlier.

August 4, 2011

The nation’s specialty apparel retailers reported mixed results in July. as Hot Topic and Limited Brands turned in strong performances, while Gap and Aeropostale stumbled.

March 22, 2011

Hot Topic announced Monday that CEO Betsy McLaughlin has resigned the company, effectively immediately, and will be replaced by current board member Lisa Harper.

February 1, 2011

Hot Topic said Monday that Chris Daniel, president of the company’s plus-size Torrid division, has resigned effective April 29.

October 5, 2010

Hot Topic said late Wednesday that September same-store sales declined 2.6%....

August 18, 2010

Fashion retailer Hot Topic said late Wednesday that its second-quarter loss nearly doubled from a...

June 1, 2010

Hot Topic on Wednesday reported that its same-store sales dropped 9.0% in the four-week period...

May 19, 2010

Hot Topic posted a net loss for its fiscal first quarter as revenue declined....

January 5, 2010

Hot Topic said late Wednesday that its December same-store sales fell 10.9%....

October 6, 2009

Hot Topic said Wednesday that its September same-store sales declined 4%....

January 6, 2009

Hot Topic reported on Wednesday that its December same-store sales rose 4.3%, compared to a...

December 2, 2008

Hot Topic, Inc. reported on Wednesday that its same-store sales rose 6.5% in November....