Wilsons reports $2.1 million dip in its September sales
Year-to-date sales for the company's stores decreased 14.9% to $139 million compared to $163.3 million for the same period last year. Year-to-date comparable store sales decreased 14.8% compared to a decrease of 14.0% for the same period last year. Michael Searles, chief executive officer of Wilsons, said: "While September in total was disappointing, our mall-based accessories business exceeded both our planned sales and margin. Accessories penetration to total sales grew significantly year-over-year but was not enough to overcome the softness we experienced in our outerwear categories as a result of abnormally warm weather in most of our trading areas."