At a Glance: July sales comparisons for retailers

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Posted: Aug 04, 2011 6:26 PM
At a Glance: July sales comparisons for retailers

For selected chain retailers, here's how July revenue at stores open at least a year compared with the same month last year.

This comparison is a key indicator of a chain's health because it excludes revenue at stores that recently opened or closed.

When applicable, the figures include online business and exclude gasoline sales. For Rite Aid, the comparison covers the four weeks that ended July 23. For all other companies, the comparison covers the period that ended July 30.

_ Clothing

The Buckle Inc., up 6.8 pct

Cato Corp., down 3 pct

Destination Maternity Corp., down 6.3 pct

Gap Inc., down 5 pct

Hot Topic Inc., up 7.3 pct

Limited Brands Inc., up 6 pct

Ross Stores Inc., up 7 pct

TJX Cos., up 4 pct

Wet Seal Inc., up 7.4 pct

Zumiez Inc., up 4.9 pct

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_ Discounters

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc., up 9.2 pct

Costco Wholesale Corp., up 10 pct

Target Corp. 4.1 pct

Fred's Inc. -0.5 pct

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_ Department Stores

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., down 1.6 pct

Dillard's Inc., up 9 pct

J.C. Penney Co., up 3.3 pct

Kohl's Corp., down 4.6 pct

Neiman Marcus Group Inc., up 7.7 pct

Nordstrom Inc., up 6.7 pct

Macy's Inc., up 5 pct

Saks Inc., up 15.6 pct

Stage Stores Inc., up 0.8 pct

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_ Drug Stores

Rite Aid Corp., up 1.9 pct

Walgreen Co., up 2.7 pct