Late Shoppers Save Christmas for Retailers

January 2005
Home Textiles Today;1/10/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 18, p52
Trade Publication
The article reports that retailers got a much-needed boost during the all-important Christmas season as an 11th hour spending spurt during the fifth week of December helped push same-store sales numbers for all of the month modestly ahead of plan, the Johnson Redbook Index reported. Fueled by post-holiday sales, gift card redemption, seasonably cool weather and an influx of tourists drawn to the U.S. by favorable exchange rates, same-store sales climbed 5.2 percent during the final week of the month, providing a strong finish to a month that had begun on a weak and worrisome note.


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