Bakers Footwear Group, Inc. said sales during August decreased to $11.1 million, down from $11.2 million in the same period
last year. Comparable store sales
increased 0.9%, compared to a decrease of 10.3% in the prior year's month.
Sales during July increased to $11.9 million, compared to $11.3 million in the
same period last year. Comparable store sales increased
7.8%, compared to a decrease of 5.5% a year ago.
For the thirteen weeks ended July 31, sales were $43.3 million, down from $43.7 million in the year-ago quarter. Comps increased 0.2%, compared to a comparable store sales increase of 0.7% for the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
For the twenty-six week period, net sales were $86.8 million, decreasing 2.1% from $88.7 million a year ago.Comparable store sales decreased 0.7%, compared to an increase of 2.8% in the first half of last year.
Peter Edison, chairman and chief executive officer of Bakers Footwear Group, commented, “Our second quarter sales results included a sequential improvement in our comparable store sales trend as the quarter progressed with comps turning positive in July, driven by increased promotional activity in sandals. Our comp trend continued positively in August, with a good early response to our fall assortments particularly boots, dress shoes and casual footwear. As we look ahead, we expect to deliver comparable store sales growth for the fall season fueled by the strength of our trend-right fashion assortments and the introduction of new