For August 2001
Company Name Month ‘01
Full $
Month ‘00
Full $
Month ‘01
Full %
Month ‘01
Comp %
Month ‘00
Comp %
Specialty apparel
American Eagle Outfitters 151.8 120.9 25.6 2.1 9.1
Ann Taylor 86.5 76.6 12.9 (3.5) 3.7
Charming Shops 156.9 117.1 34 (4) FLAT
Chico's FAS 28.2 18.3 54.7 16.5 37.2
The Children's Place 56.2 50.7 11 (9) (3)
Christopher & Banks 18.8 12.6 49 13 N/A
Dress Barn 47.7 49.7 (4) (8) 4
Factory 2-U 56.2 49.0 14.7 (3.9) 3.6
The Gap 1.1B 1.1B FLAT (17) (14)
Gymboree 40.5 28.9 40 40 (15)
The Limited 641.0 714.9 N/A (4) 6
Men's Wearhouse 85.1 N/A 2.6 (5.5) 5.2
Neiman Marcus 191.1 191.7 (0.3) (0.8) 14.7
Pacific Sunwear 87.6 71.8 22 0.6 (2.5)
Ross Stores 238 198 20 9 (3)
Saks Inc. 414.8 430.7 (3.7) (2.0) (0.8)
S&K Famous 10.2 10.6 N/A (3) (1)
Talbots 88.9 86.1 3 (0.9) 18.6
TJX Cos. 826 742 11 4 2
United Retail 26.3 24.3 8 1 3
Wilsons The Leather Expert 32.0 21.0 52.4 (17.3) 3.3
General merchandise
BJ's 384 360 6.5 3.5 7.3
Big Lots 217.9 206.4 5.6 (0.2) 5.1
Bon-Ton 52.8 53.7 (1.7) (2.6) 4.3
Costco 2.74B 2.49B 10 14 8
Dillard's 1.19B 1.165B 2 2 (6)
Dollar General 393.3 341.5 15.2 17.6 1.6
Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. 47.1 47.9 (1.7) (5.1) 3.7
Family Dollar 286.0 239.2 19.6 7.9 9.2
Federated Dept. 1.2B 1.27B (5.5) (2.6) 1.1
Fred's 65.8 56.9 16 7.8 13.8
Gottschalks 49.6 40.5 22.3 0.4 4.2
J.C. Penney 1,199 1,129 6.2 7.5 (4.5)
K-Mart 2.6B 2.7B (2.6) 0.2 2.8
Kohl's 559.8 474.5 18 4.9 9.1
Marshall Fields 190 N/A (4.0)) (4.0) (5.3)
May Dept. 1.05B 1.01B 3.3 0.3 (3.6)
Mervyn's 328 N/A (3.4) (3.0) 3.7
Sears 2.21B 2.20B 0.5 0.2 5.6
Sharper Image 15.3 20.3 (25) (32) 80
Shopko 264.5 249.2 6.2 2.9 (1.1)
Target Corp. 3.010B 2.741B 9.8 2.4 2.5
Target Stores 2.454B N/A 13.4 3.9 3.2
Value City 181.8 172.4 5.4 (1.6) (1.3)
Wal-Mart 16.53 14.46B 14.3 7.0 5.8
Home supply
Bombay Co. 29.9 27.0 11 FLAT (3)
Pier 1 110.1 103.6 6.3 0.9 6.1
NOTES: Beginning from left, the columns reflect: retailers' total sales for the month; total sales for the same month last year; the percentage of change in total sales from last year; the percentage of change in comparable store sales from the previous month this year; and the percentage of change in comparable store sales from the same period last year. This report is based on information provided and released by the retailers, and is reprinted with permission from Business Wire.