Body Central profit rises in Q1, on track to open 35 stores in 2012
Jacksonville, Fla. — Body Central Corp. reported Thursday that net income for the first quarter rose to $5.9 million, from $5.4 million in the same period last year. Sales increased 11.8% to $82.7 million, and same-store sales dipped 1.4%.
The retailer, which operates 243 stores, said it is on track to open at least 35 stores in 2012.
Harris Teeter profit edges up in Q2, four stores and 10 remodels on tap
Charlotte, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended April 1 edged up to $30.3 million, from $29.9 million in the year-ago period.
Sales climbed 6.7% in the period, to $1.12 billion from $1.05 billion. Same-store sales increased 3.9%.
During the first half of fiscal 2012, the grocer said it opened three new stores and closed one, and said it plans to open four new stores and complete major remodels on 10 stores over the remainder of fiscal 2012. Five of the remodels will involve sq. ft. expansions.
Bebe narrows loss in Q3
Brisbane, Calif. — Women’s apparel retailer Bebe stores reported Thursday that it narrowed its loss for the quarter ended March 31 to $200,000, compared with a $2.6 million loss in the year-earlier period.
Sales climbed 10.5% to $121 million, from $109.5 million. Same-store sales rose 7.2%.
For the remainder of fiscal year 2012, the retailer said it expects to open three 2b stores and close two Bebe stores.