Electronics and appliance store chain Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN) reports a strong quarter as its same store sales rise 12 percent driven by a 33 percent jump in sales of furniture and mattresses. The retailer, who may have benefited from troubles at competitors such as RadioShack, Sears, Best Buy, and J.C. Penney, also provided healthy guidance for FY12 – same store sales are expected to grow 10-15 percent while EPS could report in the range $1.40 – $1.50.
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Drug store chain Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) says same-store sales were up 0.4 percent in August, while generic launches took a 819 bps toll on pharmacy sales. Comparable stores saw a growth of 4.5 percent y-on-y in prescription count.
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