September comps helped by BTS, holiday
September 9, 2009,
New York – Getting a boost in the run-up to Labor Day, same-store sales during the first week of September were slightly better (up 0.2%) than August, the Johnson Redbook reported today.
Department stores continue to struggle, recording a 5.3% drop.
“Some retailers are nearing the end of their back-to-school calendar, while others expecte its impetus to last through the month, reflecting in sales of children’s clothing and school supplies,” said Levis.