Seasonal demand from school and university students for new apparel and footwear helped boost sales at PT Ramayana Lestari Sentosa. The retailer yesterday reported a 26 per cent increase year-on-year in sales to Rp650 billion (US$65 million) in the third quarter of this year. In the first 9 months of this year, RALS' sales totalled Rp1.62 trillion, a 16 per cent rise from the same period last year. So far the company has met 55 per cent of its target for the whole of this year, and corporate Secretary Dwi Yanto said of management was confident that the sales target could be achieved.