Easter Shift Lifts March Sales

Much-improved monthly retail sales results reported last week pointed in part to a warming economic recovery, observers said. Shoppers replenishing following winter storms in the East, as well as an earlier Easter holiday than last year, also contributed to a 9.2% comparable-store sales increase among 30 publicly traded retailers reporting sales last week. The same group combined for a 4.7% comparable-store

Much-improved monthly retail sales results reported last week pointed in part to a warming economic recovery, observers said.

Shoppers replenishing following winter storms in the East, as well as an earlier Easter holiday than last year, also contributed to a 9.2% comparable-store sales increase among 30 publicly traded retailers reporting sales last week. The same group combined for a 4.7% comparable-store sales decrease last March, according to Kantar Retail, London.

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