September Comps Helped by BTS, Labor Day
September 13, 2009,
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 last week.
Department stores continue to struggle, recording a 5.3% drop.
"Some retailers are nearing the end of their back-to-school calendar, while others expect its impetus to last through the month, reflecting in sales of children's clothing and school supplies," said Levis.
Johnson Redbook Index
First week of September, year-over-year % change
|*Including chain stores and traditional department stores
Source: Johnson Redbook Index
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