Business Wire Retail Report On July 2007 Retail Sales Figures

PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 09, 2007
Business Wire's Monthly Retail Report is available on the day that
retail sales figures for the previous month's sales are announced by
the various retailers nationwide, usually the first Thursday of each
month. 
The Retail Report is based on information provided and released by
the retailers. 
This chart tracks each retailer's total sales for the previous
month as compared to the same month last year and the percent change;
total year-to-date sales for this year as compared to the same period
last year, and the percent change. The last four columns show the
percent change in comparable store sales for the prior months as
compared to the same month last year and the percent change in
year-to-date comparable store sales versus the same period last year.
All entries with a "B" were provided by source in rounded billions
format only; otherwise all figures are in millions. 


SPECIALTY MO.   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD   YTD   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD
APPAREL   2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2006
          FULL$ FULL$ FULL% FULL$ FULL$ FULL% COMP% COMP% COMP% COMP%
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Aero-
postale      112  94.9  17.7   587   521  12.7(11.9) (1.9) (1.1) (0.9)
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(NYSE:ARO), http://www.aeropostale.com
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American
Eagle
Outfitters   234   197    19 1.32B 1.13B    17   (6)     7     4     9
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(Nasdaq:AEOS), http://www.ae.com
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Ann
Taylor       161   157   2.8   N/A   N/A   N/A   (5)   5.1   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:ANN), http://www.anntaylor.com
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Chico's
FAS          121   110  10.4   889   794    12 (6.7)   4.9 (3.6)   6.2
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(NYSE:CHS), http://www.chicos.com
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The
Children's
Place        141   131     8   903   822    10   (1)    10     2    13
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(Nasdaq:PLCE), http://www.childrensplace.com
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Christ. &
Banks       53.8  49.6   N/A   249   236   N/A     4    10   (1)     8
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(NYSE:CBK), http://www.christopherandbanks.com
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Dress
Barn         102  95.2     7 1.42B 1.30B     9     3     5     5     8
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(Nasdaq:DBRN), http://www.dressbarn.com
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The Gap    1.05B 1.05B     1   N/A   N/A   N/A   (7)   (4)   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:GPS), http://www.gap.com
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JoS. A.
Bank        35.8  34.7   3.2   264   233  13.3 (6.4)  15.9   3.2   7.4
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(Nasdaq:JOSB), http://www.josbank.com
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The
 Limited     645   657   N/A 4.94B 4.53B   N/A   (3)     7     3     5
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(NYSE:LTD), http://www.limited.com
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Neiman
Marcus       269   243  10.7 4.39B 4.03B   8.9   8.3   7.5   6.7   6.8
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(NYSE:NMG.A), http://www.neimanmarcus.com
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Pacific
Sunwear      112   115 (2.8)   652   621   4.9 (4.6)(10.6)   0.4 (3.7)
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(Nasdaq:PSUN), http://www.pacsun.com
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Ross
Stores       450   414     9 2.86B 2.63B     9     1     1     1     5
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(Nasdaq:ROST), http://www.rossstores.com
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Saks Inc.    201   172  16.8 1.47B 1.27B  15.6  14.9   2.4  13.9     0
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(NYSE:SKS), http://www.saksfifthavenue.com
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TJX Cos.   1.3B  1.2B      8 8.5B  7.9B      8     5     4   N/A     3
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(NYSE:TJX), http://www.tjx.com
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United
Retail      31.2  32.8   (5)   233   230     1   (6)     4 FLAT      5
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(Nasdaq:URGI), http://www.unitedretail.com
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Wilsons
The
Leather
Expert      15.7  16.1   N/A   101   124(18.3) (2.2)(18.3)(17.2)  (13)
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(Nasdaq:WLSN), http://www.wilsonsleather.com
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GENERAL   MO.   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD   YTD   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD
MERCH.    2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2006
          FULL$ FULL$ FULL% FULL$ FULL$ FULL% COMP% COMP% COMP% COMP%
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BJ's         650   614     6 4.26B 3.97B   7.4   1.5   1.9     3   1.9
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(NYSE:BJ), http://www.bjswholesale.com
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Bon-Ton      194   210 (7.6) 1.45B 1.31B  10.5(17.3)  12.2   (9)     1
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(Nasdaq:BONT), http://www.bonton.com
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Costco    5.02B  4.53B    11 59.3B 54.4B     9     7     7     6     8
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(Nasdaq:COST), http://www.costco.com
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CVS Corp.    N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   5.2   N/A   6.3   N/A
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(NYSE:CVS), http://www.cvs.com
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Dillard's    500   528   (5) 3.41B 3.52B   (3)   (6)   (3)   (4)     1
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(NYSE:DDS), http://www.dillards.com
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Family
Dollar       492   476   3.3 6.34B   N/A   4.9   0.5   7.5   0.9   3.7
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(NYSE:FDO), http://www.familydollar.com
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Fred's       127   119     6   867   824     5   0.5   4.5   1.3   2.5
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(Nasdaq:FRED), http://www.fredsinc.com
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Gotts-
chalks      41.1  43.4 (5.5)   287   297 (3.4) (3.9) (0.7) (2.4) FLAT
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(NYSE:GOT), http://www.gottschalks.com
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J.C.
Penney     1.20B 1.06B  13.6 7.49B 7.17B   4.5  10.8   4.9   2.1   3.9
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(NYSE:JCP), http://www.jcpenney.com
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Kohl's     1.05B   977   7.7 7.16B 6.50B  10.2     0   5.9   2.5   6.2
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(NYSE:KSS), http://www.kohls.com
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Macy's
 Inc.      1.60B 1.61B (0.2) 11.8B 11.9B (0.9) (1.4)   N/A (1.1)   N/A
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(NYSE:M), http://www.macysinc.com
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Sharper
Image       18.2  21.8  (17)   102   121    16  (15)  (23)  (17)  (28)
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(Nasdaq:SHRP), http://www.sharperimage.com
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Stage
Stores       109   113   (3)   717   706   1.7 (1.7)   6.2   0.3   3.8
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(NYSE:SSI), http://www.stagestores.com
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SteinMart   84.5  82.8     2   707   701   0.8 (3.4) (5.9) (1.6) (3.1)
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(Nasdaq:SMRT), http://www.steinmart.com
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Target
Corp.      4.36B 3.94B  10.8 27.8B   N/A   9.2   6.1   3.1   4.6   4.9
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(NYSE:TGT), http://www.targetcorp.com
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Wal-Mart   17B   16.5B   3.2 115B  109B    5.5   1.3   1.3   0.6   2.6
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(NYSE:WMT), http://www.walmart.com
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QUARTERLY REPORTING COMPANIES
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COMPANY   Q07   Q06   Q07   YTD   YTD   YTD   Q07   Q06   YTD   YTD
NAME      FULL$ FULL$ FULL% 2007  2006  2007  COMP% COMP% 2007  2006
                            FULL$ FULL$ FULL%             COMP% COMP%
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Big Lots   1.08B 1.05B   2.8 2.19B 2.12B   3.1   5.2   5.2   0.5   3.8
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(NYSE:BIG), http://www.biglots.com
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Citi
Trends      96.8  76.3  26.8   N/A   N/A   N/A   3.4   7.7   N/A   7.3
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(Nasdaq:CTRN), http://www.cititrends.com
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Finlay
Enter.       148   149   N/A   311   294   5.9 (3.6)   3.4   2.4   2.3
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(Nasdaq:FNLY), http://www.finlayenterprises.com
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Gymboree     180   150    20   N/A   N/A   N/A     5    12   N/A   N/A
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(Nasdaq:GYMB), http://www.gymboree.com
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Radio-
shack        935 1.10B   N/A 1.93B 2.26B   N/A (8.9)   N/A   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:RSH), http://www.radioshack.com
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Retail
Ventures     733   685     7 1.49B 1.41B   5.7   0.3   0.6 (2.6)   2.1
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(NYSE:RVI), http://www.retailventures.com
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Safeway
Inc.       9.8B  9.4B    4.9   N/A   N/A   N/A   4.5   N/A   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:SWY), http://www.safeway.com
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Talbots      572   571   N/A 1.15B 1.02B  11.7 (4.8)   1.3 (4.1)   N/A
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(NYSE:TLB), http://www.talbots.com
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VF Corp.   1.52B 1.35B    12 3.19B 2.81B    14   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:VFC), http://www.vfc.com
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Zale         488   491 (0.6) 2.44B   N/A FLAT  (0.5)   3.5 (0.2)   1.6
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(NYSE:ZLC), http://www.zales.com
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