Retailers, consumers and prices
There is always something getting in the way of rising sales. In the United States, retailers blamed record-setting snow on the East Coast for curbing a spike in February sales
Or so said TJX Companies, which operates the Winners chain in the Great White North, in a pre-recorded call on Thursday. Overall, TJX reported that comparable sales rose 10 percent company-wide in February, but only 3 percent in Canada.
Sales there would have been quite a bit higher “were it not for the Olympics keeping Canadians glued to their TVs,” a spokeswoman said on the recording.