SYDNEY May 2 Australian department store Myer
Holdings Ltd reported a 0.9 percent fall in
third-quarter total sales to A$646.5 million ($599.5 million),
as the impact of store refurbishments outweighed "strong sales
growth" during its mid-season sale.
The mid-to-up-market retailer said comparable store sales
rose 0.2 percent, but did not provide a dollar figure.
Myer walked away from its proposal to take over rival David
Jones Ltd on April 9, after the upmarket department
store agreed to accept a $2 billion offer from South African
retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd.
($1 = 1.0785 Australian Dollars)
(Reporting by Maggie Lu Yueyang; Editing by Richard Pullin)