TITLE

January Retail Levels Up, Home Furnishings Strong

PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Home Textiles Today;2/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that overall retail sales in the U.S. increased by 2.3 percent in January 2006. The rise was caused by customers going to department stores and malls in order to look for bargains and to cash in their gift checks. Gift checks and post-holiday shopping have the tendency to shift sales from December into January. Thus, the 2.3 percent increase in January 2006 was much larger than the 0.4 percent rise in December 2005.
ACCESSION #
19854746

 

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