Spring Merch Lifts Comps
April 7, 2012,
Comps in the department channel rose 2.1%, while same-store sales in the discount sector increased 3.9%.
"Sales were mixed to modestly firmer in the second week," said Redbook analyst Catlin Levis.
She added: "Many retailers have planned for a back-loaded month, with seasonal business expected to improve in the second half due to gradually warming temperatures and the gravitational pull of the early Easter holiday, which is typically a catalyst for spring sales."