RAPAPORT… Birks Group fell into the red in the first fiscal half
because of tougher economic conditions in Western Canada.
Sales fell 3 percent to $129.7 million in the 26 weeks that
ended September 24, the Montreal-based company reported. Revenue from Canada
slumped 14 percent to $54.9 million, outweighing a 6 percent jump in U.S. to
$74.9 million. The group recorded a loss of $2 mil…