October Same-Store Sales Beat Goal

November 2004
Home Textiles Today;11/8/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p15
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The article reports that same-store retail sales ticked up 3.2 per cent during the fourth and final week of October 2004. For the entire month, same-store sales advanced 3 per cent over year-before levels, besting a targeted gain of 2.7 per cent. After getting off to a weak start, department store sales ended on a strong note, rising 2.2 per cent during the closing week of October, improving on a soft 1.4 per cent increase during first week. For the entire month, department store sales rose 1.8 per cent, beating a targeted 1.4 per cent. Discounter sales increased 3.2 per cent during the week, and for the entire month rose 3.8 per cent, running ahead of a target of 3.7 per cent.


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