Zumiez records 0.8% rise in July same-store sales

RetailME Bureau

US-based Zumiez’s same-store sales rose 0.8% in July. The teen action sports apparel and equipment retailer recorded a same-store sales increase of 7.5% for the corresponding year-earlier period. For the four weeks ended August 3, Zumiez’s total net sales increased about 19% to $56.1 million.

The company said weekly same-store sales were stronger in the last two weeks of the period, and the increase was driven by customers spending more per transaction, which was partially offset by a decrease in the number of transactions. By category hard goods, juniors and footwear reported positive same-store sales, while men’s and boy’s and accessories were negative.

Zumiez, which sells apparel designed for action sports such as snowboarding and skateboarding, has continued to see revenue growth in recent years. The company has been expanding through store openings and its acquisition of Blue Tomato, a European action sports retailer based in Austria.