Posted by John Healy, CEO of Dydacomp
Some good news for our Dydacomp clients: Four of the major categories we track posted double digit growth or near double digit growth in August compared to the same time period last year. One in particular, Home Furnishings had really been taking it on the chin until this past month and grew close to 20%. Even our larger categories: Food/Health, Books, Clothes and Toys all had solid gains in August:
In total, all Dydacomp clients same store sales were up almost 2% August 2010 compared to August 2009. This is good news as two of the last three months our client’s had positive year over year growth. While that growth is not spectacular, it is growth and we are beginning to see a trend emerging that leads us to believe that Q3 and Q4 sales could be over last year’s by at least a couple of percentage points.
Separately, we can report that clients on SiteLINK were up 6% in August and traffic to their stores is on the increase and in total now averages one million visitors a day!
We look forward to sharing with you the September results.