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WWD 11/03/2006

WWD 11/03/2006

Dept. Stores' October Comps Strong, Wal-Mart Forecast Weak

October comps blew hot and cold as department stores sizzled and some specialty retailers fizzled because of their fashion mix, but the surprise was Wal-Mart's forecast of flat November sales in the walk-up to the holiday season.

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