April off to a decent start
April 12, 2011,
The discount store segment's same-store sales rose 5.7% during the week ended April 9, with the comp for department stores up 2.8%.
"Seasonal programs are generally on track for most retailers as they enter the final month of their first quarter," said Catlin Levis, Redbook analyst.
With Easter shifting into the April this year, Redbook expects overall comps for the month will rise 6.1%.
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