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Shopatron: Online Home Furnishing Biz Outperformed in 2Q

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. - Online retail site Shopatron, which allows vendors to take online orders and pass them to local retailers for fulfillment, said its second-quarter samestore sales rose 15% across all client stores.
     The juvenile industry outperformed the average at 20% and home furnishings at 19%. Shopatron attributed some of the overall growth to a general increase in consumer spending.
     Shopatron also noted rising online sales in industries that have been slower to sell online.