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August 2003 Sales at Major Retailers

August sales for major retailers
Total chain sales, including all merchandise departments, for period ending 8/30/03a
Sales in $millions

Company 2003 sales 2002 sales Total % change Same-store % change
Costco b $3,410.0 $3,020.0 12.9% 9.0%
Dillard Dept. Stores 575.4 598.0 (4.0) (4.0)
Dollar General d 514.7 454.7 13.2 4.5
Elder-Beerman b 41.4 45.9 (9.9) (9.5)
Family Dollar 374.0 323.2 15.7 6.1
Federated 1,078.0 1,084.0 (0.6) (0.8)
Gottschalks 47.2 48.0 (1.6) (1.0)
Hancock Fabrics b 30.6 30.8 (0.6) (0.8)
JC Penney c 2,608.0 2,510.0 3.9 NA
Dept. stores 1,298.0 1,236.0 5.0 6.5
Catalog/e-commerce 183.0 187.0 (2.1) NA
Jo-Ann Stores 122.8 111.4 10.2 9.8
Kohl's Corp. 773.5 668.2 15.8 3.2
May Dept. Stores 953.8 964.3 (1.1) (3.2)
Pier 1 Imports 132.7 129.3 2.6 (6.0)
Ross Stores b 315.0 279.0 12.9 2.0
Saks Inc. 401.6 394.4 1.8 0.8
Dept. stores 243.4 237.2 2.6 0.7
Sears U.S. sales b 2,050.9 1,970.5 4.1 3.9
ShopKo 256.2 NA 1.2 1.4
ShopKo stores 195.5 NA 0.1 0.1
Pamida 60.7 NA 4.9 5.9
Stein Mart 92.9 98.1 (5.2) (7.1)
Target Corp. 3,632.0 NA 12.4 5.7
Target 3,116.0 NA 15.9 8.3
Mervyn's 292.0 NA (8.2) (8.9)
Marshall Field's 165.0 NA (8.5) (7.3)
TJX Cos. 995.0 920.0 8.2 1.0
Value City 205.1 188.7 8.7 4.2
Value City Dept. stores 123.8 120.6 2.7 2.8
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. d 19,533.0 17,182.0 13.7 6.9
Wal-Mart stores 13,405.0 11,782.0 13.8 6.6
Sam's Club 2,651.0 2,382.0 11.3 8.2
30 weeks to date
Costco b NA NA NA NA
Dillard Dept. Stores $4,110.8 $4,326.8 (5.0%) (4.0%)
Dollar General d 3,700.0 3,300.0 13.0 4.5
Elder-Beerman b 305.0 320.7 (4.9) (4.1)
Family Dollar NA NA NA NA
Federated 7,803.0 8,023.0 (2.7) (2.8)
Gottschalks 339.8 353.4 (3.8) (1.4)
Hancock Fabrics b 234.3 227.5 3.0 3.4
JC Penney c 17,414.0 17,436.0 (0.1) NA
JCPenney stores 7,531.0 7,665.0 (1.7) (0.3)
Catalog/e-commerce 1,331.0 1,387.0 (4.0) NA
Jo-Ann Stores 856.8 837.5 2.3 3.5
Kohl's Corp. 5,099.7 4,460.6 14.3 (0.2)
May Dept. Stores 6,826.7 7,090.4 (3.7) (5.6)
Pier 1 Imports 830.5 795.3 4.4 (3.8)
Ross Stores b 2,160.0 1,975.0 9.4 (1.0)
Saks Inc. 3,000.1 3,039.2 (1.3) (1.7)
Dept. stores 1,785.1 1,802.4 (1.0) (1.9)
Sears U.S. sales b 14,955.4 15,323.0 (2.4) (3.1)
ShopKo 1,728.8 NA (2.1) (1.9)
ShopKo stores 1,284.8 NA (3.5) (3.5)
Pamida 444.0 NA 2.2 3.0
Stein Mart 727.1 765.5 (5.0) (7.5)
Target Corp. 24,257.0 NA 8.5 1.4
Target 20,858.0 NA 10.7 2.8
Mervyn's 1,835.0 NA (7.4) (7.8)
Marshall Field's 1,260.0 NA (5.2) (4.2)
TJX Cos. 6,893.0 6,397.0 7.8 0.0
Value City 1,398.2 1,343.7 4.1 (0.7)
Value City Dept. stores 803.3 816.3 (1.6) (1.1)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. d 140,120.0 126,332.0 10.9 3.4
Wal-Mart stores 95,272.0 86,443.0 10.2 3.3
Sam's Clubs 19,133.0 17,705.0 8.1 3.7
a: Reporting periods vary from store to store.
b: For the period ending 8/31
c: For the period ending 8/23
d: For the period ending 8/29


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