Directions

GOLD JEWELRY SALES RISE Gold jewelry sales totaled $6 billion in the first three quarters of 1995, up 5.9% from the same period of 1994, says the World Gold Council. At this pace, says the council, sales were poised to exceed the 1994 total sales volume of $11.3 billion. (The fourth quarter traditionally accounts for more than 40% of gold jewelry sales.) For the third quarter alone, gold jewelry sales rose 5.1% by value and 4.7% by units over the same period of 1994. It was the 16th consecutive quarter of sales increases, says the council. "Despite an overall sluggish retail environment, gold jewelry has been a strong performer," says Michael C. Barlerin, the council's chief executive officer. Who's selling: Sales were up in all retail channels in the first three quarters. Discount stores remained the fastest growing retail outlet, easily outpacing the category average with a 1
JCK PRO

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).

SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE

Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out