Clothing chain Reitmans (Canada) Ltd on Thursday reported a 4.8 per cent slide in December same-store sales but said total sales for the month jumped 30 per cent year-on-year due to its acquisition of Shirmax Fashions.

The operator of more than 800 stores under banners such as Dalmys and Penningtons said sales for the fourth quarter to date rose 28.8 per cent while same-store sales slipped five per cent.