Neither the weather, the calendar nor year-ago comparisons broke in favor of retailers reporting March comparable-store sales results Thursday, leaving most with only small gains and hopes for a better April.
Weather proved unseasonably cool in many parts of North America and Europe as well, and an earlier Easter made sales of new spring merchandise even more challenging. It didn’t help that stores were up against strong March 2012 figures as first-half numbers last year suggested a more muscular recovery.
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