Blog: Leonie BarrieDon't get carried away by March retail

Leonie Barrie | 9 April 2010

While it's tempting to get excited by the uptick in March same-store sales results, we are being warned not to get too carried away by the numbers.

In particular, J Crew CEO Millard 'Mickey' Drexler doesn't beat about the bush. "I don't talk about the comeback of the consumer...I talk about the comeback of great retailers, or of good retailers," he told CNBC in an interview.

Retail sales are improving because those retailers are taking market share from others," he says, adding that "just a handful" of retailers are ahead on a two-year basis.

J Crew CEO: Retailers Have Come Back, Not Consumers


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