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November Comps Helped by Halloween Calendar Shift

NEW YORK - Last-minute Halloween shopping helped push comps up 2.6% during the first week of November, according to the Johnson Redbook.
     Same-store sales in the discount segment rose 3.1% during the week ended Nov. 6, while comps for the department store group increased 1.6%.
     Month over month, comps were flat.
     As even casual observers have noted, retailers have gone promotional with their holiday offerings earlier than usual. "Some stores are already in a rush to cut prices and are extending store hours," said Catlin Levis, Redbook analyst.

Johnson Redbook Index
First week of November year-over-over % change

WEEK ENDED

11/6

11/13

11/20

11/27

MONTH

TARGET

Department stores*

1.6
   1.6
2.0

Discounters

3.1
   3.1
3.3

Redbook Index

2.6   2.6
2.9

*Including chain stores and traditional department stores
Source: Johnson Redbook Index

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