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Shoe Store Sales Recover in Fall 2015

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Sales at footwear retailers recovered in the latter part of 2015, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Commerce data.

After declining each month on a 12-month smoothed basis between late Summer 2014 and the first several months of 2015, sales at shoe retailers, which include small independent specialty stores, mult-unit footwear store chains and big box retailers of shoes, boots and accessories, began to rebound in the Spring of 2015, then showed steady growth each month from July through November.

November shoe store sales totaled $2.86 billion, up one percent year-over year but an even more impressive two percent increase on a 12-month smoothed basis.

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