Retailers Post Mixed Results in February

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.

Retailer Same-Store Sales
The Buckle +24.3%
Aéropostale +7.0%
Costco +5.0%a
Mothers Work +4.8%b
Cache +4.0%c
Ross Stores +4.0%
Wal-Mart Stores +3.0%d
Cato +3.0%
TJX Companies +3.0%
Family Dollar +1.3%
Fred's +1.1%
Target Corp. +0.5%
Havertys -0.4%e
Ann Taylor Stores -1.7%
Abercrombie & Fitch -2.0%
Dillard's Inc. -2.0%
Stage Stores -2.5%
Zumiez -2.6%
Kohl's Corp. -3.8%
American Eagle -4.0%
Nordstrom -5.8%
Gap Inc. -6.0%
JCPenney -6.7%
The Bon-Ton Stores -7.2%
The Wet Seal -8.2%
Limited Brands -9.0%
Gottschalks -9.5%
Stein Mart -10.4%

(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.

Retailer Same-Store Sales
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

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