Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Abercrombie Sales, Profits Tumble In First Quarter
New Albany-based retailer Abercrombie and Fitch took a hit during the first quarter of the year.
Shares fell sharply this morning on the news that sales at established stores, a key indicator of a retailer’s health, slid five percent in the first quarter of the year. That’s the first time in two years that sales have decreased at existing Abercrombie stores.
Abercrombie reported income of just $3 million in income in the first quarter, compared with $28 million a year earlier.
But maybe most importantly, the quarterly report lowered the sales forecast for the rest of the year.
In a statement, Abercrombie chairman and CEO Mike Jeffries pointed to what he called a challenging market in Europe, and said despite the Wednesday report executives are largely satisfied with first quarter performance.