Weather Takes Toll on Sales

June 2005
Home Textiles Today;6/6/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 38, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that with unseasonably cool weather throughout Northeastern states hampering sales of seasonal goods, same-store retail sales eased off during the fourth and final week of May 2005. Providing a big boost, department store sales were strong throughout the month, rising 3 percent during the final week of May, 2003. For the entire month, department stores recorded a 3 percent gain, easily exceeding a target of 2.4 percent growth. For all of May 2003, discounter sales rose 3.4 percent, on target.


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