Retail Sales Soften in March

NEW YORK — Retail same-store sales sagged to a 2.5% gain in March as sales were affected by this year’s late Easter holiday and higher fuel prices.

NEW YORK — Retail same-store sales sagged to a 2.5% gain in March as sales were affected by this year's late Easter holiday and higher fuel prices.

A composite for 28 retailers reporting sales for the five weeks ending April 2 was down from the same-store sales gain of 4.4% last month and from 9.2% in March of 2010, according to Kantar Retail, Columbus, Ohio. Easter falls on April 24 this year, compared with April 4 last year.

"What's encouraging is that the Easter-rela

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