For April 2001
Company Name Month ’01 Full $ Month ’00 Full $ Month ’01 Full % Month ’01 Comp % Month ’00 Comp %
Specialty apparel
American Eagle Outfitters 88.7 57.8 53.6 22.7 5.8
Ann Taylor 114.2 99.0 15.4 1.2 (1.4)
Casual Male 35 34 N/A (2.5) 1.6
Charming Shops 142.7 130.5 9 1 12
Chico's FAS 32.1 19.1 68.5 32.5 29.8
The Children's Place 52.7 44.7 18 10 9
Christopher & Banks 22.6 16.3 39 12 N/A
Dress Barn 67.3 61.5 9 1 (3)
Factory 2-U 41.1 38.2 7.6 (10.5) 20.0
The Gap 1.2B 970 19 (2) 7
Gymboree 36.1 43.5 (17) (13) 19
The Limited 674.7 675.5 N/A (1) 14
Men's Wearhouse 103.0 98.0 5.1 (5.6) 8.9
Neiman Marcus 235.5 228.0 3.3 2.3 11.8
Pacific Sunwear 43.9 38.1 15.2 (4.1) 1.6
Ross Stores 221 210 5 (2) 11
Saks Inc. 492.0 484.9 1.5 3.4 (0.6)
S&K Famous 13.5 14.5 N/A (7) 17
Talbots 140.6 119.4 18 12.6 14.7
TJX Cos. 784 712 10 3 5
United Retail 41.5 35.5 17 8 6
Wilsons The Leather Expert 28.9 21.9 32.0 (12.0) 17.9
General merchandise
Ames 259.8 256.8 1.2 0.8 4.1
BJ's 362 330 9.7 5.0 9.1
Bon-Ton 50.9 51.6 (1.4) (2.5) 5.5
Consolidated 314.8 287.0 9.7 5.0 0.7
Costco 2.56B 2.28B 12 6 9
Dillard's 576.6 614.5 (6) (6) 7
Dollar General 373.5 305.5 22.3 9.2 (0.8)
Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. 45.6 48.8 (6.6) (8.0) 8.3
Family Dollar 282.6 238.5 18.5 7.6 12.5
Federated Dept. 1.243B 1.300B (4.4) 0.8 5.2
Fred's 64.3 54.5 18 10.4 11.8
Gottschalks 47.9 38.2 25.5 (0.5) 16.0
J.C. Penney 1,112 1,092 1.8 3.8 3.4
K-Mart 2.759B 2.769B (0.4) 1.1 (0.8)
Kohl's 544.8 429.7 26.8 12.7 8.4
Marshall Fields 174 N/A (6.0) (6.0) (1.9)
May Dept. 961 996 (3.6) (8.3) 1.8
Mervyn's 267 N/A (2.5) (1.8) (0.8)
Sears 2.22B 2.19B 1.7 1.3 2.4
Sharper Image 13.9 13.3 4 (1) 32
Shopko 238.3 259.2 (8.1) (6.9) 21.4
Radioshack 327.5 313.4 (4) (2) 7
Target Corp. 2.631B 2.461B 6.9 1.0 11.1
Target Stores 2.174B N/A 9.9 2.0 14.7
Value City 183.2 172.8 6.0 (0.4) 11.3
Wal-Mart 16.164B 14.196B 13.9 6.5 8.4
Home supply
Bombay Co. 27.4 25.8 6 1 7
Pier 1 97.5 90.8 7.4 2.0 12.5
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.