Late Valentine's Slows Retailers

February 2005
Home Textiles Today;2/21/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 24, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports that same-store retail sales cooled off modestly from a brisker pace earlier during the month, hampered in part by a later Valentine's Day this year, the Johnson Redbook Index reported. Month-to-date, same-store sales were up 2.2 percent from year-before levels, compared with a targeted gain of 2.3 percent. Sales for the two week period were 0.5 percent above January's level, compared with a targeted 0.6 percent gain. Sales performance was mixed to slightly below plan.


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