Menu
/REGISTER
PPB
Fielding
Montecito
Powershare
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Current Article

Specialty retail on the edge – Area companies adapt to changing sales environment

By   /   Sunday, April 19th, 2009  /   Comments Off on Specialty retail on the edge – Area companies adapt to changing sales environment

    Print       Email

As retail sales fell another 1.1 percent in March — even though economists had expected a modest increase — tri-county businesses continue to shift their sales tactics to pull enough customers through their doors to stay afloat.

Compared with the same month in 2008, March’s retail sales were off by 9.4 percent, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Several specialty stores said they are sticking to the simple business plans that have carried them through. But will it be enough?

To view the rest of this story and all other full offerings in the Business Times, see this week’s print version or SUBSCRIBE for $49.99 today.

 

    Print       Email