Tandy Leather September sales down 2%
Year-to-date sales were up 1% to $40.9 million in the current year from $40.3 million last year. Retail Leathercraft posted a 4% sales increase for September, with sales totaling to $1.9 million compared to $1.8 million in September 2006. The 62 comparable stores posted a 3% same store sales decline for the month. Year-to-date sales for Retail Leathercraft are $17.9 million this year, a 13% increase over sales of $15.8 million for the same period of 2006. Wholesale Leathercraft posted sales of $2.2 million for September, down 3% from September 2006 sales of $2.3 million. Within the Wholesale Leathercraft division, the wholesale stores' same store sales were down 2% for the month while the National Account group posted a September sales decline of 25%.