• Sales up 5.2%
  • Comparable sales grow 4.8%
Belk reported a 5.2% increase in sales for the nine week period

Belk reported a 5.2% increase in sales for the nine week period

US fashion department store retailer Belk said its holiday sales got off to a strong start through the Thanksgiving weekend, with positive momentum continuing through December.

Belk reported a 5.2% increase in sales for the nine week period ending 3 January, while comparable store sales for the same period increased by 4.8%.

"Our customers responded well to our sales promotions and store assortments, and our online sales increased by 44%. We were encouraged by the lift in trend during the November/December period," said Tim Belk, chairman and chief executive officer.