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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. 
Kohl’s and Sears reported declines in same-store sales in the fourth quarter, despite it being the period that includes the all-important holiday season. 
Both J.C. Penney and T.J. Maxx/Marshalls recorded same-store sales increases in the fourth quarter while Target’s quarterly comps fell in the wake of the massive data breach that impacted millions of customers.
Zale Corp. recorded a 2 percent increase in the same-store sales in the second quarter ended Jan. 31, with its Zales and Zales Outlet stores turning in the strongest performance.
Same-store sales increased by only 1 percent in the fourth quarter for Macy’s Inc. despite a strong holiday season performance, the retailer reported Tuesday. 
Three jewelry-selling retailers that reported their financials Thursday did not record strong increases in sales in the fourth quarter, despite the fact that it is generally the most wonderful time of the year for retailers. 
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