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Sterling Jewelers Inc. reported Tuesday that same-store sales increased 4 percent in the third quarter, led by strength in sales of colored diamond jewelry, bridal and watches.
Tiffany & Co. reported Tuesday that same-store sales in the Americas rose 1 percent in the third quarter, with the growth attributable to sales at the company’s flagship store in New York City. 
Same-store sales grew in Zale Corp.’s fiscal first quarter, driven by strong sales at the company’s Zales- and Peoples-branded stores and of both bridal and core fashion jewelry.
Fine jewelry was one of the top sellers at J.C. Penney in the third quarter, a quarter in which the retailer saw signs of improvement, recording its first same-store sales increase in almost two years.
Third quarter sales grew for Shop HQ, formerly ShopNBC, as did the company’s customer base, a change it attributes to selling fewer items in the jewelry and watches category while bulking up its selection elsewhere.
Walmart Stores Inc. and off-price retailer Kohl’s Corp. released their third quarter earnings Thursday, with same-store sales down for both as the retail environment remains competitive.
Gitanjali Group’s U.S. sales grew 12 percent year-over-year in the first two quarters of the fiscal year, and the company remains focused on expanding in markets outside of India.  
Same-store sales increased 4 percent in the third quarter for Macy’s Inc., the retailer reported Wednesday.   
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