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September Comp Sales Rise “Modestly”

In Industry News, What's New by Jeff Prine

New York—With some last minute back to school/college sales to their credit, retailers today reported a modest increase in their September comparable store sales. While traditionally September is somewhat of a breather between peak back to school sales and the start of the Christmas shopping season. As of press time, …

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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Jeff Prine

New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …