Same-Store Sales So-So

NEW YORK - The pace of comp gains slackened during the second week of June, gaining 3.2% following a 4.2% increase the previous week, according to the Johnson Redbook.
     The discount channel saw comps rise 4.3%, while the department store sector eked out a 0.9% increase.
     "Summer apparel was active in both discount and department stores," said Redbook analyst Catlin Levis.
     Also showing strength, she said, were fans, air conditioners and sporting equipment.

Johnson Redbook Index
Third week of October, year-over-year % change

WEEK ENDED

6/4

6/11

618

625

7/2

MONTH

TARGET

Department stores*

2.3

0.9

   

1.6

1.7

Discounters

5.2

4.3

   

4.7

4.8

Redbook Index

4.2

3.2

   

3.7

3.8

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

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