Have you been priming the pump? October same-store sales numbers were released today for a number of retailers -- and the results were mixed.
both reported that sales increased 5%.
Target Discount Stores, a unit of
, said its sales were up 4.1%
Department stores gave mixed reports, with
Federated Department Stores
reporting increases, while
said sales were down. Penny also said it expects its third-quarter earnings loss to at least double.
Also, clothes retailers
Abercrombie & Fitch
reported declines, but
all saw their sales increase.