Possible bright spots ahead
(Continued from page 1) Same-store traffic took a dive in December with a decline of 4.5 percent, a considerable 3.8-percent drop from the November growth rate. The last time the industry posted positive growth in guest count in comparable stores was February of 2012. As a result, same-store traffic fell 2.4 percent during the fourth quarter, which is 0.6-percent worse than the growth rate reported for the third quarter. Annual same-store traffic fell 2.1 percent in 2013, a ...
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