Retailers Enjoy Calm After Storm

October 2004
Home Textiles Today;10/18/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on good sales in various products after getting past last month's hurricanes and flooding. Department store sales got off to a stronger start during October, rising 2.8 percent over year-before levels, slightly ahead of a planned 2.7 percent gain, the Johnson Redbook Index reported. Measured on a month-over month basis, sales were 0.8 percent behind September levels, compared with a targeted decline of 0.9 percent. The analyst noted that the month includes the buildup to Halloween, which falls two days later this year than last year, a timing shift that could push some Halloween business out of October and into November.


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