Friday, May 21, 2010

HR Quarterly Round-Up: Gap, Ann Taylor, Polo, Aeropostale

Gap Inc. Earnings Rise 40% (LA Times): Apparel company Gap Inc. reported robust first-quarter profit Thursday and said sales grew across all of its brands.

Ann Taylor Stores Posts 1Q Net Income (Crain's New York): Ann Taylor Stores Corp. returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter, helped by strong performances at both its namesake and Ann Taylor Loft stores and more full-price purchases.

Polo Ralph Lauren Profit More Than Doubles (Reuters): Polo Ralph Lauren Corp reported a quarterly profit on Wednesday that more than doubled, as strong sales at its retail stores helped offset a decline in wholesale revenue

Aeropostale 1Q Profit Up 43% (Businessweek): Teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. said Thursday that its net income rose 43 percent as revenue grew and online sales surged.

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