Gottschalks Reports Sales Are Down

May 8, 2008 9:12:18 PM PDT
Another down month for a department store chain which began in Fresno.Officials with Gottschalks say total sales for April were down close to five-percent, compared to last year. And the year-to-date numbers were down close to twelve-percent, compared to last year.

A company spokesman said the numbers are misleading, because Gottschalks has one less store.

The chain has also cancelled plans to open two new, smaller stores.