Discount chain 99¢ Only Stores recorded a 2.7% increase in sales during its second quarter to $334m (£209m). Like-for-like sales grew by 0.6%. During the second quarter the company opened four stores and closed one. CEO Eric Schiffer commented: “We believe that we will have a strong holiday season, and, for fiscal 2011, we continue to expect positive same-store sales in the low single digits for the year.”