By  on February 8, 2013

DOUBLE-DIGIT DOOZY: The surprising strength of January’s comparable-store sales numbers — even given the smaller and still-shrinking size of the comp base — produced a phenomenon not seen since the days of heated inflation and heavy spending. Four of the five department stores reporting results for the month managed increases of more than 10 percent, with Kohl’s Corp. getting its act together to report an industry-leading 13.3 percent increase for the month as all merchandise categories except footwear generated double-digit increases.

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