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Shoe Carnival 2Q Profit More Than Quadruples

Evansville, Ind. Shoe Carnival Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit more than quadrupled, as it was able to increase realized prices on children's and adult shoes.

For the three months ended Aug. 2, the company earned $977,000 compared with a year-ago profit of $167,000. Revenue rose 2% to $158.5 million from $154.8 million.

Meanwhile, same-store sales fell 1%.

Shoe Carnival CEO Mark Lemond said government stimulus checks gave the company a short-term boost in sales.

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