Same store sales are up at both Walmart (3.1%) and Target (6.1%). Target says consumers are shopping more often and buying more stuff per trip. [CNN Money]

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  1. tozmervo says:

    Just a formatting note – putting numbers in parentheses (6.1%) usually means a negative value. I couldn’t tell if you were being sarcastic about the sales numbers at first :)

  2. Meg Marco says:

    @tozmervo: I was not aware of that.

  3. ElizabethD says:

    Possible partial explanation: Back to school and college purchases? I know we spend a lot every August on school supplies, shoes, fancy calculators, all that jazz.