Haverty September sales fall 14%
On a comparable-store basis, September sales decreased 16.2%. Sales for the first nine months of 2007 totaled $578.8 million, compared to $643.1 million for 2006, representing a decrease of 10%. On a comparable-store basis, sales decreased 11.6% for the first nine months. President and CEO Clarence Smith said: "Our total written business was down approximately 4% for the month of September and was down 6% for the quarter. Last year's third quarter had been very strong with robust deliveries and comparable-store sales up 8%."