Total sales for the four weeks decreased 4.4 percent to $214.2 million compared with $224.0 million for the prior year period.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2010, comparable stores sales decreased 0.3 percent. Total sales for the thirteen weeks ended October 30, decreased 0.5 percent to $700.5 million compared with $703.9 million for the prior year period.
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Tony Buccina, Vice Chairman and President - Merchandising, commented, "Sales performance in the second half of October improved significantly as the weather turned more seasonal in our markets. Unseasonably warm weather in the month pressured demand for cold-weather merchandise; the weak performance of these categories resulted in the sales decrease for the month. By contrast, we experienced sales increases in dresses, shoes, cosmetics and better missy and better men's sportswear. We are excited about the upcoming holiday shopping season; our inventories are fresh with outstanding new offerings and clearance 9 percent below the prior year period."
Keith Plowman, Executive VP and CFO, stated, "We ended October with excess Breitling for Bentley Motors BT-17 capacity under our revolving credit facility of approximately $462 million, well above the required minimum availability of $75 million."
Financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 are scheduled to be released Thursday, November 18. The Company's quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results will be broadcast live over the Internet on November 18, at 10 am eastern time. To access the call, please visit the investor relations Breitling for Bentley QUARTZ Chronograph BT-57 of the Company's website at. An online archive of the broadcast will be available within one hour after the conclusion of the call.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. operates 277 department stores, which includes 11 furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home Breitling Hercules Automatic BT-40.Nov. 09--A 23-year-old Poconos man told state police three men robbed him at gunpoint while he was in the bathroom lobby of the Pocono Inn at Water Gap around 4 a.m. Sunday.
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