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Retailers in North American reported earnings over the past week, with ecommerce results and optimism for omnichannel efforts despite current challenges.

New earnings results are out from retailers in Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1000 list of leading ecommerce retailers in North America. Their results highlighted challenges in the current environment for consumers. Academy Sports + Outdoors, The Lovesac Company, and Signet Jewelers were among the latest to share results. Here’s the ecommerce earnings summary you need to know for this quarter. Read more ecommerce earnings coverage here.

Parentheses indicate the merchant’s ranking in the Top 1000, unless otherwise stated.

This week’s ecommerce earnings takeaways

  • The Lovesac Company reported a 6.1% decrease year over year in net sales for the quarter, focusing on upcoming launches to boost results later in the year.
  • Signet Jewelers shared that net sales fell 9.4% year over year but indicated that a new loyalty program was being received well by customers.

Academy Sports + Outdoors (No. 144)

Q1 2024 earnings: Academy Sports + Outdoors net sales fell 1.4% to $1.36 billion in its first fiscal quarter of 2024 ended May 4. Steve Lawrence, the chief executive officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors said “customers remain under pressure in the current economic environment” but said the sporting goods retailers was “pleased that we drove a positive comp in our new stores and omnichannel business.”

Read more on Academy Sports + Outdoors earnings results here.

The Lovesac Company (No. 389)

Q1 2025 earnings: Lovesac reported that net sales decreased 6.1% year over year to $132.6 million for its first fiscal quarter of 2025, which ended May 5. For the same period, online sales fell 9.0% to $36.6 million.

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Lovesac CEO and founder Shawn Nelson called the quarter’s results “in line to slightly above the high end of our expectations” and characterized them as “continued outperformance compared to the industry.”

In the meantime, he expressed optimism about the furniture retailer’s omnichannel efforts and upcoming product launches.

“We believe through our omni-channel infinity flywheel, designed for life platform and advantaged supply chain, we are well positioned to continue to deliver results and capitalize on the tremendous opportunity still ahead,” Nelson said in a release statement. “With the recent launch of our PillowSac Accent Chair, we are continuing to expand our offering and see opportunity to further widen the aperture with exciting innovative launches yet to come.”

Signet Jewelers Ltd. (No. 55)

Q1 2025 earnings: Signet Jewelers net sales fell 9.4% to $157.2 billion in its first fiscal quarter of 2025 ended May 4. Signet CEO Virginia Drosos cited positive customer responses to the jewelry retailer’s “new product offerings and loyalty program,” saying the company expects “continued momentum in the second quarter, leading to a positive same-store sales inflection in the second half of Fiscal 25.”

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Other recent ecommerce earnings results

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Q4 2024: Alibaba said it grew revenue 7% year over year in its fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2024. Meanwhile, net income decreased 96% compared to the prior Q4.

Alibaba owns the world’s two largest online marketplaces by gross merchandise value (GMV), Taobao and Tmall. Taobao ranks No. 1 in the Global Online Marketplaces Database, Digital Commerce 360’s ranking of the largest such marketplaces by third-party GMV. Tmall ranks No. 2. Both operate in China.

Read more on Alibaba’s earnings here.

Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1)

Q1 2024 earnings: Amazon net sales increased 13% to $143.3 billion in its fiscal first quarter. Meanwhile, its operating income more than tripled.

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It ranks No. 1 in the Top 1000, Digital Commerce 360’s ranking of the largest North American online retailers. Amazon is also No. 3 in Digital Commerce 360’s Global Online Marketplaces Database, which ranks the 100 largest such marketplaces by third-party gross merchandise value (GMV).

Read more on Amazon’s earnings results here.

Bark, Inc. (No. 201)

Q4 2024 earnings: Bark reported a 3.6% year-over-year decrease in revenue to $121.5 million for its first fiscal quarter of 2024, which ended March 31. It also recorded $490.2 million in revenue for its 2023 fiscal year, which was down 8.4% from the previous year.

Read more about Bark’s earnings here.

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Bath & Body Works, Inc. (No. 62)

Q1 2024 earnings: Bath & Body Works said it saw a 0.9% year-over-year decrease in net sales, which totaled $1.4 billion during its first fiscal quarter of 2024 ended May 4.

Gina Boswell, CEO at Bath & Body Words, shared during its June 4 conference call that “there has been and continues to be significant work required to bring the company’s technology systems to where we need them to be for a leading omnichannel retail business of our size.” Looking ahead, she expects to be able to share more about these efforts later in 2024.

“We remain focused on investing in the foundational tools and systems need to support future growth, and have been engaging with world-class partners to do so,” Boswell said. “We continue to evolve the digital experience for our customers, and we look forward to sharing big wins from these efforts later in the year.”

Big Lots, Inc. (No. 237)

Q1 2024 earnings: Big Lots reported a 10.2% decrease in net sales year over year to $1.0 billion for its first fiscal quarter of 2024, which ended May 4. The company cited a “challenging consumer environment” as it announced a $205.0 million loss for the period.

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The retailer is in the middle of a turnaround effort. It cited improved online promotions and experience as priorities as it looks to change course.

“We’re continuing to enhance the online experience and showcasing extreme bargain deals through the weekly ad, big bargains and big buyout sections, heavily featured on the site,” said Bruce Thorn, president and CEO at Big Lots, during the company’s June 6 earnings call. “We remain focused on influencing her home shopping journey through enabling customers to browse more products online and now offer a coming-soon preview, in-store inventory and have started the ability to preorder for core big-ticket items in furniture and seasonal at the end of Q2.”

Costco Wholesale Corp. (No. 6)

Q3 2024 earnings: Costco net sales grew 9.1% to $57.39 billion in its third fiscal quarter of 2024 ended May 12. During the same period, ecommerce sales grew 20.7%.

Read more on Costco ecommerce sales here.

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GameStop Corp. (No. 35)

Q1 2024 earnings: GameStop said its net sales were down 28.7% year over year to $881.8 million for its first fiscal quarter of 2024 that ended May 4. The same period included a net loss of $32.3 million, which was smaller than its loss of $50.5 million a year earlier.

The company did not hold an earnings call after announcing earnings days earlier than previously scheduled. In addition, it shared that it would sell 75 million shares, following the sale of 45 million shares announced in May. That initial sale brought in about $933.4 million, Reuters reported. GameStop returned to the news spotlight ahead of its earnings release as meme-stock influencer and online streamer Keith Gill, who goes by the name “Roaring Kitty,” began sharing his recent trading activity publicly.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (No. 25)

Q1 2024 earnings: Lululemon Athletica announced net sales increased 10.4% to $2.2 billion in its first fiscal quarter ended April 28.

“In the first quarter, we saw strong momentum in our international markets, demonstrating how our brand continues to resonate around the world,” said Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer at Lululemon. “Guests responded well to our product innovations across categories, and we are pleased by the progress we are making to optimize our U.S. product assortment.”

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During the company’s June 5 earnings call, Meghan Frank, its chief financial officer, noted that Lululemon ecommerce sales were up significantly, contributing to the quarter’s results.

“In our digital channel, revenue increased 8% and contributed $906 million of top line or 41% of total revenue,” Frank stated.

The Home Depot Inc. (No. 4)

Q1 2024: Home Depot reported that sales declined 2.3% in its fiscal first quarter of 2024 ended April 28 due to challenges in the broader economy. B2B and Pro sales were equally impacted, while online sales grew.

Target Corp. (No. 5)

Q 1 2024: Target reported that total revenue declined 3.1%. That’s down to $24.5 billion in the first quarter of its fiscal 2024 ended May 4. However, online sales did increase slightly. Declines in discretionary categories were partially offset by continuing growth in the beauty category.

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Read more on Target’s earnings results here.

Walmart Inc. (No. 2)

Q1 2025: Walmart grew U.S. online sales 22% for its fiscal 2025 first quarter ended April 30, 2024. Consolidated revenue grew 6.0% to $161.5 billion in Q1.

Read more on Walmart’s earnings here.

Ecommerce earnings calendar

Here’s when other ecommerce earnings are scheduled to report this quarter:

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  • Levi Strauss & Co.: June 26
  • H&M: June 27
  • Nike: June 27

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