It seems that Home of Economy rises and falls in an opposite direction than the national economy. (That probably is true of much of North Dakota.)
Anyway October as a great month, it seems mostly because of the early winter weather we had early in the month. I have to tell you that it's a LOT more fun going to work when we're on a good streak.
Carhartt led the way with a 30% plus sales increase. Tires and Batteries also had awesome increases over 20%. Anti Freeze sold great as well.
When we're bringing people in for that stuff we do well all over. We had a nice month from Science Diet pet food to Ariat western boots.
Furniture did great as well. We were up 30% in the all important Countryview Amish Furniture line.
What makes this even better is that we've been putting together a lot of good Octobers in a row. So when you have a strong month in comparison with a very strong month the year before you've got to be happy.