Most Dept. Stores Pleased with Results

December 2004
Home Textiles Today;12/6/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 14, p19
Trade Publication
Reports on the improvements in the sales of department stores in the U.S. Difficult selling conditions encountered by some discount stores; Contribution of extensive promotional activity to the increased results; Optimism of retailers about their performance.


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