Sales comparisons for November at major stores

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 6:13 PM

Here are comparisons of how major stores in four key areas of retailing fared in November compared with a year earlier.

The figures below from participating companies show how sales at their stores open at least year changed. This is considered a key indicator of a retailer's health because it excludes sales stores that open or close during the year.

_ DISCOUNTERS

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. 1 pct

Costco Wholesale Corp. 6 pct

Target Corp. -1.5 pct

_ DEPARTMENT STORES

Bon-Ton Stores Inc. -6 pct

Dillard's Inc. -11 pct

Fred's Inc. -3.3 pct

J.C. Penney Co. -5.9 pct

Kohl's Corp. 3.3 pct

Neiman Marcus Group Inc. -7.5 pct

Nordstrom Inc. 2 pct

Macy's Inc. -6.1 pct

Saks Inc. -26.1 pct

Stage Stores Inc. -12.5 pct

_ CLOTHING CHAINS

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. -17 pct

Aeropostale Inc. 7 pct

American Apparel Inc. -11 pct

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. -2 pct

The Buckle Inc. 1.4 pct

Cato Corp. 0 pct

The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. -13 pct

Destination Maternity Corp. -11.6

Gap Inc. 0 pct

Hot Topic Inc. -11.7 pct

Limited Brands Inc. 3 pct

Ross Stores Inc. 8 pct

Stein Mart Inc. -7.2 pct

TJX Cos. 8 pct

Wet Seal Inc. -5 pct

Zumiez Inc. -8.5 pct

_ DRUGSTORES

Rite Aid Corp. -0.8 pct

Walgreen Co. 3.9 pct