Thursday, November 5, 2009

Retailer October Round-Up

It's that time of the month again when retailers reported their monthly sales. The industry reported October same store sales growth of 1.8%, slightly below analysts' estimates of 2.0% according to Thompson Reuters.

In general, almost all sub-sectors of retailers posted some sales gains from September except for teenage apparel and departmental stores. The following is a snapshot of the % change of same-store sales, an important metric of retailers' performance and the % of total sales [Click on the diagram to enlarge the view].

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