A funny thing happened on the way to 2004

Sway, RoxAnna
March 2004
Display & Design Ideas;Mar2004, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p3
Trade Publication
Towards the end of 2003, scales of retail industry tipped and everyone began seeing new buying patterns that were emerging. First off, the discount sector hit a few bumps in road. Kohl's Corp. sales have been lagging. The company's store sales were down in five of the first 10 months of its fiscal year 2003. In the third quarter of 2003, Wal-Mart Inc. failed to beat analysts' estimates, for the first time since 1994. The company reported 3.9 percent increase in its store sales in December 2003. The increase is hardly of the magnitude to which Wal-Mart's investors have become accustomed.


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