The retail slog continues

|By:, SA News Editor

The negative retail drums keep beating louder this morning with a string of companies (Fred's, Stein Mart, Buckle) showing negative same-store sales for February and Costco showing some uncharacteristic weakness.

The week has also seen RadioShack and Staples decide to close stores en masse and strong hints from other retailers that the promotional stance from the holidays has been tough to shake off.

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