It seems like discount retailers did well. Wal-Mart was up. Costco was up. Target was in positive territory. And specialty retailers that also carry lower-price fare did well. Most department stores did poorly. As they announced last week, Macy's did not report same-store sales this month.
I'll post ICSC's figure when it comes out. See the results after the jump.
These retailers reported sales for the four-week period ended March 1, 2008 in comparison to the four-week period last year ended March 3, 2007.
|Ann Taylor Stores||-1.7%|
|Abercrombie & Fitch||-2.0%|
|The Bon-Ton Stores||-7.2%|
|The Wet Seal||-8.2%|
(a Costco used the four-week period ended March 2, 2008.)
(b Mothers Work reported strict February over February sales)
(c Cache used the four-week period ended Feb. 23, 2008)
(d Wal-Mart used the four-week period ended Feb. 29, 2008. Wal-Mart's figure includes fuel sales. Excluding fuel, Wal-Mart's same-store sales rose 2.6%)
(e Havertys reported strict February over February sales)
Some retailers reported figures for longer periods.
For the most recently completed quarter.
|Costco||+5.0% (Q ending 2/17/08)|
|Finish Line||-6.9% (Q ending 3/1/08)|
|Trans World Entertainment||-12.0% (Q ending 2/2/08)|
|Coldwater Creek||-19.2% (Q ending 2/2/08)|
Past sales roundups