Hot Topic holiday same-store sales up 1.2%
City of Industry, Calif. — Hot Topic reported Wednesday that same-store sales for the nine-week holiday shopping period of November and December edged up 1.2%. The company upped its fourth quarter guidance based on the results.
In related news, Hot Topic has named Cindy Levitt as VP, general merchandise manager, effective Jan. 16.
Zumiez sales, comps up in December
Everett, Wash. — Zumiez Inc. reported Wednesday that total sales for the five-week period ended Dec. 31 increased 18.1% to $104.6 million, compared to $88.5 million last year.
Same-store sales surged 10% for the period.
Based on better than planned holiday sales and product margin, the company has increased its guidance and now expects fiscal 2011 fourth quarter total sales of $180 to $181 million.
Jesta I.S and Americaneagle.com team for e-commerce solution
New York City — Jesta I.S. said Wednesday it has partnered with Americaneagle.com to offer a pre-integrated front-end e-commerce solution designed to deliver an integrated and comprehensive merchandising suite that allows retailers to rapidly deploy a solid merchandising infrastructure and a comprehensive e-commerce solution.
“Increasingly, we are seeing a higher demand for a full end-to-end integrated e-commerce solution,” said Jerry Boduch, director of business development at Americaneagle.com.
The solution integrates Americaneagle.com’s idev E-commerce Platform and Jesta I.S.’s Vision Suite.