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April 2003 Sales at Major Retailers

April sales for major retailers (period ending 5/3/03)a(sales in $millions)

Company 2003 sales 2002 sales Total % change Same-store % change
Costco c $3,140.0 $2,840.0 10.6 6.0
Dillard Dept. Stores 536.5 548.4 (2.2) (2.0)
Dollar General d 490.3 427.2 14.8 5.9
Elder-Beerman 44.2 46.2 (4.3) (5.6)
Family Dollar 366.1 310.6 17.9 7.1
Federated 1,076.0 1,096.0 (1.8) (1.4)
Gottschalks 43.0 45.6 (5.7) (3.0)
Hancock Fabrics 30.2 30.1 0.3 1.7
JCPenney e 2,383.0 2,464.0 (3.3) NA
Dept. stores 1,057.0 1,152.0 (8.2) (6.9)
Catalog/e-commerce 175.0 189.0 (7.4) NA
Jo-Ann Stores 119.2 117.2 1.7 3.5
Kmart b NA NA NA 1.1
Kohl's Corp. 718.0 679.0 5.7 (4.1)
May Dept. Stores 967.4 1,006.0 (3.8) (5.6)
Pier 1 Imports 120.6 114.8 5.1 (2.6)
Ross Stores 289.0 264.0 9.5 (1.0)
Saks Inc. 481.5 492.5 (2.2) (2.4)
Dept. stores 256.2 279.9 (8.5) (9.1)
Sears U.S. sales 1,993.7 2,167.7 (8.0) (8.5)
ShopKo 224.2 217.0 3.3 3.5
ShopKo stores 164.4 NA 1.6 1.6
Pamida 59.8 NA 8.5 9.2
Stein Mart 108.4 111.8 (3.0) (3.8)
Target Corp. 3,191.0 2,866.0 11.3 3.9
Target 2,752.0 NA 14.0 5.6
Mervyn's 244.0 NA (4.3) (4.6)
Marshall Field's 164.0 NA (7.6) (6.3)
TJX Cos. 956.0 899.0 6.3 0.0
Value City 205.8 192.8 6.7 2.0
Value City Dept. stores 116.3 109.2 6.5 7.1
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. d 18,562.0 16,538.0 12.2 4.6
Wal-Mart stores 12,621.0 11,250.0 12.2 5.1
Sam's Club 2,494.0 2,336.0 6.8 2.0
13 weeks to date
Costco c NA NA NA NA
Dillard Dept. Stores $1,813.9 $1,910.9 (5.1) (5.0)
Dollar General d 1,600.0 1,400.0 14.3 4.2
Elder-Beerman 131.1 141.2 (7.2) (7.7)
Family Dollar NA NA NA NA
Federated 3,292.0 3,453.0 (4.7) (5.0)
Gottschalks 140.6 149.6 (6.0) (4.0)
Hancock Fabrics 107.4 104.1 3.2 4.2
JCPenney e 7,493.0 7,728.0 (3.0) NA
JCPenney stores 3,136.0 3,346.0 (6.3) (4.9)
Catalog/e-commerce 587.0 660.0 (11.1) NA
Jo-Ann Stores 374.8 372.4 0.6 2.6
Kmart b NA NA NA NA
Kohl's Corp. 2,117.7 1,870.6 13.2 (2.4)
May Dept. Stores 2,872.6 3,096.2 (7.2) (8.8)
Pier 1 Imports 270.7 260.3 4.0 (4.4)
Ross Stores 879.0 820.0 7.2 (3.0)
Saks Inc. 1,371.1 1,416.2 (3.2) (3.4)
Dept. stores 794.9 813.8 (2.3) (2.9)
Sears U.S. sales 6,143.5 6,523.9 (5.8) (6.8)
ShopKo 707.9 NA (2.9) (2.7)
ShopKo stores 530.5 NA (4.0) (4.0)
Pamida 177.4 NA 0.6 1.3
Stein Mart 330.6 356.0 (7.1) (9.3)
Target Corp. 10,006.0 NA 7.2 (0.1)
Target 8,577.0 NA 9.3 1.1
Mervyn's 762.0 NA (7.0) (7.3)
Marshall Field's 558.0 NA (5.5) (4.9)
TJX Cos. 2,841.0 2,710.0 4.8 (2.0)
Value City 588.5 585.9 0.4 (4.4)
Value City Dept. stores 342.9 359.2 (4.5) (4.0)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. d 58,369.0 53,100.0 9.9 2.5
Wal-Mart stores 39,690.0 36,303.0 9.3 2.5
Sam's Clubs 8,016.0 7,459.0 7.5 2.4
a: Reporting periods vary from store to store.
b: Numbers not available.
c: For the period ending May 4.
d: For the period ending May 2.
e: For the period ending April 26.
f: Excludes sales of stores that have been closed and not replaced.


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