In order to keep you ahead of the curve during earnings season, The Motley Fool's retail sector will give you a preview of which companies are reporting in the upcoming week. In the process, we'll let you know what happened last quarter so that you'll know have an idea of what to expect from this quarter.
The restaurant world kicks off earnings season with releases from Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday got downgraded a while back because fewer and fewer patrons were walking in the doors. Management expects a decline in same-store sales for this quarter, and for things to pick up after that. We'll let you know if new products on the menu are drawing customers like bears to honey when we review the earnings release.
Domino's and Papa John's
Oh wait, how could I not include Yum! Brands' Pizza Hut as a heavyweight? Don't worry, I didn't forget. But Yum! has KFC and Taco Bell included under its umbrella. We'll let you know how much yum the world got last quarter.
With all that dough and cheese, my belly is full and I'm getting a bit sleepy. It's a good thing mattress maker Sealy
Everybody's favorite warehouse retailer (well, everybody except for maybe Wal-Mart's Sam's Club employees) and Stock Advisor recommendation Costco
In case you missed it (in a sugar coma from too many Fudgems, perhaps?) here's a summary of what happened this week in the world of retailing. And be sure to check out what the Fool's best and brightest analysts say about the companies above next week.