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September 2003 Sales at Major Retailers

September 2003 Sales at Major Retailers

Total chain sales, including all merchandise departments, for period ending 8/4/03a

(sales in $ millions)

Company 2003 sales 2002 sales Total % change Same-store % change
BJ's Wholesale Clubb $606.4 $504.7 20.2% 12.4%
Costcoc 4,070.0 3,590.0 13.4 10.0
Dillard Dept. Stores 707.7 687.0 3.0 3.0
Dollar General 638.8 567.6 12.5 3.8
Elder-Beerman 59.7 58.2 2.6 2.9
Family Dollar 463.6 402.6 15.2 5.3
Federated 1,352.0 1,314.0 2.9 3.2
Gottschalks 53.8 56.2 (4.3) (1.6)
Hancock Fabricsc 43.7 43.3 0.9 0.5
JCPenneyd 2,866.0 2,830.0 1.3 NA
Dept. stores 1,232.0 1,242.0 (0.8) 0.7
Catalog/e-commerce 245.0 217.0 12.9 NA
Jo-Ann Stores 165.2 159.6 3.5 3.3
Kohl's Corp. 797.4 675.5 18.0 5.5
May Dept. Stores 1,135.0 1,117.8 1.5 (0.3)
Pier 1 Imports 168.7 152.8 10.4 2.0
Retail Venturesf 261.4 225.4 16.0 10.6
Value City Dept. stores 138.2 129.1 7.0 7.1
Ross Stores 363.0 314.0 15.6 5.0
Saks Inc. 591.7 561.5 5.4 4.0
Dept. stores 348.6 325.5 7.1 6.0
Sears U.S. sales 2,453.3 2,369.7 3.5 3.2
ShopKo 266.8 272.0 (1.9) (1.7)
ShopKo stores 196.9 NA (3.8) (3.8)
Pamida 69.9 NA 3.8 4.6
Stein Mart 124.4 128.4 (3.1) (3.3)
Target Corp. 3,937.0 3,507.0 12.3 5.4
Target 3,362.0 NA 14.8 7.2
Mervyn's 266.0 NA (9.3) (10.0)
Marshall Field's 235.0 NA 1.1 2.4
TJX Cos. 1,313.0 1,131.0 16.1 8.0
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 23,390.0 20,703.0 13.0 6.0
Wal-Mart stores 15,850.0 14,064.0 12.7 5.6
Sam's Club 3,210.0 2,870.0 11.8 8.2
35 weeks to date
BJ's Wholesale Club NA NA NA NA
Costco NA NA NA NA
Dillard Dept. Stores $4,818.6 $5,013.8 (3.9%) (3.0%)
Dollar General 4,400.0 3,900.0 12.8 4.4
Elder-Beerman 364.7 378.9 (3.7) (3.1)
Family Dollar NA NA NA NA
Federated 9,154.0 9,337.0 (2.0) (2.0)
Gottschalks 393.6 409.6 (3.9) (1.4)
Hancock Fabricsc 278.0 270.8 2.7 2.9
JCPenneyd 20,280.0 20,266.0 0.1 NA
JCPenney stores 8,763.0 8,907.0 (1.6) (0.1)
Catalog/e-commerce 1,576.0 1,603.0 (1.7) NA
Jo-Ann Stores 1,022.0 997.1 2.5 3.4
Kohl's Corp. 5,897.0 5,136.1 14.8 0.5
May Dept. Stores 7,961.7 8,208.2 (3.0) (4.9)
Pier 1 Imports 999.2 948.2 5.4 (3.0)
Retail Venturesf 1,659.6 1,569.1 5.8 0.9
Value City Dept. stores 941.5 945.4 (0.4) 0.0
Ross Stores 2,523.0 2,289.0 10.2 0.0
Saks Inc. 3,591.8 3,600.7 (0.2) (0.8)
Dept. stores 2,133.7 2,127.9 0.3 (0.7)
Sears U.S. sales 17,408.7 17,692.7 (1.6) (2.2)
ShopKo 1,995.6 NA (2.0) (1.9)
ShopKo stores 1,481.7 NA (3.5) (3.5)
Pamida 513.9 NA 2.4 3.2
Stein Mart 851.5 893.9 (4.7) (6.9)
Target Corp. 28,194.0 NA 9.0 1.9
Target 24,220.0 NA 11.3 3.4
Mervyn's 2,101.0 NA (7.7) (8.1)
Marshall Field's 1,495.0 NA (4.2) (3.2)
TJX Cos. 8,206.0 7,528.0 9.0 1.0
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 163,510.0 147,035.0 11.2 3.8
Wal-Mart stores 111,122.0 100,507.0 10.6 3.6
Sam's Club 22,343.0 20,575.0 8.6 4.4
a: Reporting periods vary from store to store.
b: BJ's debuts this month on chart.
c: For the period ended Oct. 5.
d: For the period ended Sept. 27.
e: Excluding the remaining 32 stores that May previously said it will divest, the adjusted comp store sales increased 0.4 percent.
f: Value City Department Stores Inc. has changed its corporate name to Retail Ventures Inc.


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