Same-stores sales still slow
May 3, 2005,
NEW YORK — With the nation's big discounters turning in a surprisingly poor performance, same-store retail sales limped ahead just 1.3 percent during the fourth and final week of April, the Johnson Redbook Index reported.
Overall retail sales have weakened progressively through the month, and for all of April same-store sales edged up a skimpy 1.5 percent, missing a target of 1.9 percent growth.
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