Euphoria about the strength of April’s same-store sales results might prove to be a tad premature.
With skyrocketing gas prices, rising food costs and the certainty of higher prices for apparel this fall because of higher cotton costs, the results reported Thursday could be the calm before the storm, analysts said, as the industry braces for stiffer headwinds and faces better year-ago comparable-store sales in the months ahead.
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