The data is in, and Chain Store Guide has pulled up the new Discount Dashboard for the second quarter. Going to the numbers, industry sales were flat in February and March versus 2016 but up 4.1% heading into May.   In terms of comp sales at leading retailers, Target continued to struggle and Big Lots went negative while Costco once again won the quarter with a 5% increase.

This quarter, the Spotlight falls on Five Below, which recently opened up shop in California and plans on opening a total of 100 new stores in 2017.

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