March 2 U.S. teen apparel retailer Abercrombie &
Fitch Co reported a 7 percent drop in quarterly sales on
Thursday - the 16th straight quarterly decline - and said a
competitive retail environment drove it to promote more.
Sales at established stores fell 5 percent, compared with
analysts' average expectation for a 4.9 percent drop, according
to research firm Consensus Metrix.
The retailer, known for its Hollister and abercrombie kids
brands, said net sales fell to $1.04 billion in the fourth
quarter ended Jan. 28, from $1.11 billion, a year earlier.
Net income attributable to the company fell to $48.8
million, or 71 cents per share, from $57.7 million, or 85 cents
(Reporting by Gayathree Ganesan in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai