For September 2001
Company Name Month '01
Full $
Month '00
Full $
Month '01
Full %
Month '01
Comp%
Month '00
Comp %
Specialty apparel
American Eagle Outfitters 113.4 90.0 26.0 (0.5) 7.4
Ann Taylor 121 124 (2.5) (13.9) 1.3
Charming Shops 216.7 139.5 5 (6) 4
Chico's FAS 36.2 27.8 29.9 1.1 36.3
The Children's Place 70.0 67.6 4 (11) 13
Christopher & Banks 20.7 15.3 35 5 N/A
Dress Barn 70.1 75.0 (6) (11) 9
Factory 2-U 46.4 47.0 (1.3) (12.3) 7.9
The Gap 1.2B 1.3B N/A (17) (8)
Gymboree 47.2 44.0 7 4 2
The Limited 673.8 801.1 (6) (10) 10
Men's Wearhouse 109.0 N/A (7.7) (19.2) 4.1
Neiman Marcus 248.6 306.4 (18.9) (19.5) 19.0
Pacific Sunwear 53.4 N/A (6.1) (7.1) 10.7
Ross Stores 263 226 16 4 (4)
Saks Inc. 549.9 633.3 (13.2) (11.5) 3.3
S&K Famous 13.6 14.2 N/A (5) (3)
Talbots 174.7 179.5 (3) (8.3) 24.8
TJX Cos. 1,044 947 10 2 4
United Retail 38.7 37.6 3 (3) 5
Wilsons The Leather Expert 48.2 37.8 N/A (22.3) 2.6
General merchandise
BJ's 458 427 7.2 3.3 5.9
Big Lots 219.8 208.3 5.5 0.5 1.3
Bon-Ton 66.5 71.5 (6.9) (7.9) 1.1
Costco 3.26B 2.97B 10 4 7
Dillard's 727.8 788.9 (8) (8) (6)
Dollar General 497.0 407.5 22.0 9.0 0.7
Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. 59.5 55.9 6.5 (0.1) (1.8)
Family Dollar 350.3 299.8 16.8 6.7 3.5
Federated Dept. 1.396B 1.632B (14.5) (12.9) 2.9
Fred's 84.3 67.5 25 14.8 7.1
Gottschalks 56.3 63.7 (11.6) (6.5) 1.3
J.C. Penney 1,295 1,212 6.8 8.1 (4.0)
K-Mart 2.987B 3.044B (1.8) FLAT 2.4
Kohl's 622.6 518.1 20.2 4.0 9.8
Marshall Fields 268 N/A 1.9 1.9 0.4
May Dept. 1.18B 1.30B (8.8) (10.9) 0.7
Mervyn's 306 N/A (9.1) (8.7) 1.0
Sears 2.5B 2.7B (6.0) (6.7) 3.0
Sharper Image 11.7 19.3 (39) (45) 83
Shopko 282.1 292.3 2.0 (1.7) N/A
Radioshack 354.0 376.2 (6) (3) 16
Target Corp. 3.286B 3.060B 7.4 0.2 2.9
Target Stores 2.672B N/A 10.6 1.3 3.5
Value City 219.7 217.4 1.0 (3.7) (1.6)
Wal-Mart 19.84B 17.29B 14.8 6.7 4.7
Home supply
Bombay Co. 34.9 34.9 1 (7) 7
Pier 1 130.6 124.5 4.9 (0.8) 12.3
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.