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Quarterly sales continue to climb for Amazon.com Inc. though a new study shows the online retailer is losing sales--particularly of larger-ticket items--in states where it collects sales tax. 
Same-store sales at Michael Hill’s U.S. locations rose 3 percent in the nine-month period ended March 31, the Australian retailer recently reported.
Sales in the United States were strong in the first quarter for LVMH, with the luxury goods conglomerate’s company-owned watch and jewelry boutiques performing particularly well. 
Same-store sales in the U.S. were up 4 percent for Signet Jewelers Ltd. in the fourth quarter, while e-commerce sales climbed 21 percent to $61.9 million. 
The Movado Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it is reducing distribution of its ESQ Movado brand in order to focus on “more productive” watches. 
Tiffany & Co. saw same-store sales in the Americas increase 6 percent in the fourth quarter, the company reported Friday. 
Fourth quarter sales were up 17 percent for ShopHQ as the multimedia retailer enticed customers to buy by offering more merchandise at lower price points. 
U.S. sales were up 6 percent year-over-year to $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter for multimedia retailer QVC, with growth coming from all areas except jewelry. 
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