Second-quarter highlights

November 2003
Display & Design Ideas;Nov2003, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that throughout most of the second quarter, discount department stores uncharacteristically turned out mediocre monthly results, while the beaten apparel sector saw its numbers improve. Department stores, which have been hindered by consecutive monthly composite declines, also saw some composite gains. Among the softgoods and fashion segments, apparel and accessory stores made a recovery, with a composite gain of 2.4 percent — the highest the sector has seen since its first-quarter gain of 3.4 percent in 2000. Tiffany's quarterly same-store sales gain of 9 percent helped jewelry stores realize a composite gain of 3.9 percent.


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