October 9, 2008 / 3:36 PM / 10 years ago

TABLE-U.S. retailers' September same-store sales (updated)

 Chico’s FAS        (CHS.N)        -13.0       -15.6       $159.5 mln    -9.3          Same-store sales fell 20 percent at
                     the Chico’s chain. White
                     House/Black Market same-store sales
                     fell about 4 percent, and Soma
                     Intimate sales rose. Comp sales
                     were weakest in the U.S. Southeast,
                     Southwest and Northeast regions.  American Eagle     (AEO.N)         -5.0        -6.0       $229.2 mln     3.0          The men’s business had a comp sales
                     increase, while sales in the
                     women’s business declined.
                     Direct-to-consumer sales increased
                     33 percent.  Aeropostale        ARO.N          4.7         5.0       $146.7 mln    15.0          Comp sales increased in the U.S.
                     Northeast, South and Midwest, while
                     they fell in the West. The women’s
                     business saw comps rise in the mid
                     single-digits while the men’s
                     segment grew in the high
                     single-digits.  Pacific Sunwear   PSUN.O         -7.3        -5.0        $91.2 mln    -4.0          Apparel comps were up while
                     accessory and footwear comps were
                     down. Sales fell in California,
                     Florida, the U.S. Southwest,
                     Northwest and Rocky Mountain/Great
                     Plains regions.  Children’s Place  (PLCE.O)          0.3        flat       $160.7 mln     2.0         The retailer significantly reduced
                     discounts and saw strong sales in
                     boys and accessories while
                     same-store sales for girls and
                     newborn fell. The U.S. West and
                     Southeast were the weakest regions
                     while metro New York, New Jersey
                     and Pennsylvania were the
       strongest. ————————————————————————————————  —————————————————————————————-
 ##For U.S. stores, excluding fuel.
 ^^Both Costco and BJ’s figures include the impact of fuel.  (Compiled by Anne Pallivathuckal and Nivedita Bhattacharjee)  

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