Buckle reports lower August sales

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) Kearney based clothing retailer The Buckle, Inc., reported lower sales in August 2017 compared to August 2016.

A company press release indicated that for the four-week period ending August 26th sales were down 7.9% from August of 2016. Net sales last month were $80.3 million compared to $87.2 million in August 2016.

Year to date sales were $488.2 million, down 10% from the comparable period in 2016, $542.9 million.

However, the retail chain remains profitable. Company reports indicated that first quarter profits were $16.3 million. Second quarter profits were $11.5 million.

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