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January 2004 Sales at Major Retailers

January 2004 sales for key retailers
Total chain sales, including all merchandise departments, four weeks ending 01/31/04a
Sales in $ millions

Company 2004 sales 2003 sales Total% change Same-store% change
BJ's Wholesale Club $475.8 $415.9 14.4 8.8
The Bon-Ton $57.1 $32.0 78.4 (5.0)
Costcob $3,440.0 $2,970.0 15.8 13.0
Dillard Dept. Stores $478.9 $469.0 2.1 2.0
Dollar Generalc $480.2 $429.9 11.7 3.1
Family Dollar $339.8 $302.1 12.5 3.0
Federated $814.0 $775.0 5.0 5.5
Gottschalks $36.2 $35.5 2.0 8.6
Hancock Fabricsb $32.7 $35.1 (6.8) (6.4)
JCPenneyd $2,602.0 $2,070.0 25.7 NA
Dept. stores $1,000.0 $799.0 25.2 6.4
Catalog/e-commerce $214.0 $153.0 39.9 NA
Jo-Ann Stores $126.3 $112.9 11.9 10.3
Kohl's Corp. $536.8 $468.9 14.5 0.3
May Dept. Storese $715.4 $655.3 9.2 5.3
Pier 1 Imports $125.3 $117.1 7.0 (2.9)
Retail Ventures $122.9 $118.2 4.0 (1.2)
Value City Dept. stores $65.0 $69.8 (6.9) (6.9)
Ross Stores $222.0 $196.0 13.3 4.0
Saks Inc. $347.6 $322.3 7.8 6.6
Dept. stores $192.1 $184.6 4.1 3.3
Sears U.S. sales $1,575.9 $1,507.3 4.6 4.6
ShopKo $199.3 $193.0 3.3 3.2
ShopKo stores $150.6 $145.2 3.6 3.6
Pamida $48.7 $47.8 2.0 2.0
Stein Mart $71.5 $67.9 5.3 5.7
Target Corp. $3,063.0 $2,738.0 11.9 5.1
Target $2,683.0 $2,386.0 12.4 5.8
Mervyn's $177.0 $183.0 (3.1) (3.5)
Marshall Field's $134.0 $131.0 2.4 4.3
TJX Cos. $759.0 $676.0 12.3 2.0
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.c $18,400.0 $16,105.0 14.3 5.7
Wal-Mart stores $12,131.0 $10,690.0 13.5 5.3
Sam's Club $2,476.0 $2,242.0 10.4 7.9
52 weeks to date
BJ's Wholesale Club $6,584.8 $5,729.0 14.9 7.8
The Bon-Ton $926.1 $713.2 29.9 (2.0)
Costcob NA NA NA NA
Dillard Dept. Stores $7,598.9 $7,911.0 (3.9) (4.0)
Dollar Generalc $6,900.0 $6,100.0 13.1 4.0
Family Dollar NA NA NA NA
Federated $15,265.0 $15,435.0 (1.1) (0.9)
Gottschalks $667.6 $691.4 (3.4) (0.7)
Hancock Fabricsb $443.4 $438.3 1.2 1.2
JCPenneyd $32,917.0 $32,277.0 2.0 NA
Department stores $15,091.0 $15,021.0 0.5 0.9
Catalog/e-commerce $2,699.0 $2,613.0 3.3 NA
Jo-Ann Stores $1,734.0 $1,682.0 3.1 3.6
Kohl's Corp. $10,282.1 $9,120.3 12.7 (1.6)
May Dept. Storese $13,342.6 $13,490.8 (1.1) (2.8)
Pier 1 Importsf $1,738.4 $1,638.3 6.1 (2.5)
Retail Ventures $2,594.2 $2,450.7 5.9 1.2
Value City Dept. stores $1,504.7 $1,518.6 (0.9) (0.7)
Ross Stores $3,921.0 $3,531.0 11.0 1.0
Saks Inc. $6,007.0 $5,866.6 2.4 1.6
Dept. stores $3,599.7 $3,554.0 1.3 0.4
Sears U.S. sales $27,270.3 $27,633.5 (1.3) (1.8)
ShopKo $3,183.8 $3,240.2 (1.7) (1.6)
ShopKo stores $2,383.5 $2,456.1 (3.0) (3.0)
Pamida $800.3 $784.1 2.1 2.7
Stein Mart $1,361.6 $1,408.6 (3.3) (4.7)
Target Corp. $46,781.0 $42,722.0 9.5 2.9
Target $40,248.0 $36,026.0 11.7 4.4
Mervyn's $3,394.0 $3,647.0 (6.9) (7.6)
Marshall Field's $2,459.0 $2,555.0 (3.8) (2.6)
TJX Cos.g $13,143.0 $11,990.0 9.6 1.0
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.c $256,026.0 $229,679.0 11.5 4.0
Wal-Mart stores $173,579.0 $156,702.0 10.8 3.8
Sam's Clubs $34,376.0 $31,614.0 8.7 5.1
a: Reporting periods vary from store to store.
b: For the period ended February 1.
c: For the period ended January 30.
d: JCPenney's comp store sale numbers are presented on an adjusted four- and 52-week basis, ended January 24 and excluding the 53rd week. This year's 53rd week accounted for sales of $158 million at the department stores and $46 million at catalog/Internet.
e: May's comp store sales include the 32 remaining stores it will divest. When adjusted to exclude these stores, the comp store sales increased 4.6 percent for the month and decreased 2.6 percent for the fiscal year.
f: Pier 1's year to date sales are for an eleven month period.
g: TJX had a 53-week year, but reported numbers exclude that week.


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