Holiday Jewelry Sales Strong Jewelry was one of the strongest sellers during the 1997 holiday sales season, report top jewelry chains and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Zale Corp., the nation’s largest specialty retailer of fine jewelry, posted an 8.3% gain in comparable store sales for November and December 1997. Total sales for the two months were $461 million, up from $452 million in 1996. Zale operates some 1,100 retail outlets in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. Sterling Inc., the second largest retail jeweler in the U.S., saw sales rise a healthy 11.9% for the nine weeks ending Jan. 3, 1998. It was the third consecutive year that Sterling had posted an “outstanding performance over the Thanksgiving and Christmas period,” said a Sterling report. Sterling operates 778 stores in the U.S., including its national Kay Jewelers chain, several regional cha

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