Business Wire Retail Report On December 2007 Retail Sales

Figures 
PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 10, 2008
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      314   267  17.5 1.51B 1.32B  13.8  12.2   1.7   3.2   1.7
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(NYSE:ARO), http://www.aeropostale.com
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American
Eagle
Outfitters   546   522     5 2.89B 2.59B    12   (2)    16     2    11
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(NYSE:AEO), http://www.ae.com
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Ann
Taylor       264   274 (3.8)   N/A   N/A   N/A (9.4) (5.3)   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:ANN), http://www.anntaylor.com
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(A)
Charming
Shoppes      498   533   (7) 2.46B 2.45B     1   (7)   (2)   (4) FLAT
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(Nasdaq:CHRS), http://www.charming.com
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Chico's
FAS          182   193 (5.6) 1.62B 1.52B   6.9(13.7)   (2) (7.2)   2.5
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(NYSE:CHS), http://www.chicos.com
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The
Children's
Place        315   319   (1) 2.04B 1.89B     8     2     6     2    12
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(Nasdaq:PLCE), http://www.childrensplace.com
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Christ. &
Banks       61.8    60   N/A   512   473   N/A   (1)   (7)     2     3
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(NYSE:CBK), http://www.christopherandbanks.com
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The Gap    2.20B 2.34B   (6) 14.8B 14.7B     1   (6)   (8)   (5)   (7)
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(NYSE:GPS), http://www.gap.com
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JoS. A.
Bank         112   102   9.3   570   505  12.8     2   1.4   4.1   5.1
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(Nasdaq:JOSB), http://www.josbank.com
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The
Limited    1.74B 2.03B   N/A 9.46B 9.61B   N/A   (8)     4   (2)     7
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(NYSE:LTD), http://www.limited.com
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Neiman
Marcus       723   689   4.9   N/A   N/A   N/A   2.9   7.1   N/A   N/A
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http://www.neimanmarcus.com
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Pacific
Sunwear      235   234   N/A 1.38B 1.31B     5 (2.8) (3.2)   1.2 (4.5)
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(Nasdaq:PSUN), http://www.pacsun.com
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Ross
Stores       755   677    12 5.63B 5.16B     9     3     2     1     4
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(Nasdaq:ROST), http://www.rossstores.com
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Saks Inc.    448   444   0.8 3.06B 2.69B  13.9   0.8  11.1  12.3   4.6
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(NYSE:SKS), http://www.saksfifthavenue.com
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TJX Cos.   2.5B  2.3B      6 17.5B 16.4B     7     3     6     4     4
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(NYSE:TJX), http://www.tjx.com
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Wilsons
The
Leather
Expert      65.9  75.7  (13)   259   296(12.5) (7.1)(23.1)(11.8)  (17)
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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       1.03B   972   6.2 8.16B 7.57B   7.8     3   0.6   3.4   1.1
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(NYSE:BJ), http://www.bjswholesale.com
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Bon-Ton      558   642  (13) 3.18B 3.12B   1.8(11.3) (5.8) (6.9) (3.1)
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(Nasdaq:BONT), http://www.bonton.com
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Costco     7.55B 6.84B    10 24.5B 22B      11     7     9     8   N/A
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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   1.8   8.5   5.3   8.2
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(NYSE:CVS), http://www.cvs.com
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Dillard's  1.17B 1.22B   (5) 6.77B 7.01B   (3)   (5)   (5)   (4)   (1)
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(NYSE:DDS), http://www.dillards.com
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Family
Dollar       817   797   2.5   N/A   N/A   N/A (0.7)   1.2   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:FDO), http://www.familydollar.com
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Fred's       210   222   N/A 1.65B 1.60B     3 (1.8)     2   0.4   2.4
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(Nasdaq:FRED), http://www.fredsinc.com
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Gotts-
chalks       113   133(15.2)   599   640 (6.6)(13.8)   2.1 (5.1)   0.6
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(NYSE:GOT), http://www.gottschalks.com
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J.C.
Penney     2.82B 2.95B (4.5) 16.1B 15.8B   1.6 (7.5)   2.6 (1.1)   3.7
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(NYSE:JCP), http://www.jcpenney.com
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Kohl's     2.67B 2.77B (3.4) 15.7B 14.6B   7.4(11.4)     3 (0.4)   5.7
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(NYSE:KSS), http://www.kohls.com
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Macy's
Inc.       4.62B  5B   (7.4) 25.1B 25.2B (0.5) (7.9)   N/A   (1)   N/A
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(NYSE:M), http://www.macysinc.com
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Sharper
Image       75.7  86.7  (13)   250   294  (15)  (10)  (20)  (13)  (26)
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(Nasdaq:SHRP), http://www.sharperimage.com
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Stage
Stores       260   271 (3.8) 1.46B 1.45B   0.9 (7.1)   2.2 (1.2)   3.3
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(NYSE:SSI), http://www.stagestores.com
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SteinMart    196   216 (9.2) 1.38B 1.40B (1.8) (5.7)   0.0 (4.1) (1.2)
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(Nasdaq:SMRT), http://www.steinmart.com
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Target
Corp.      9.26B 9.25B   0.1 57.4B   N/A   8.3   (5)   4.1   3.3   4.8
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(NYSE:TGT), http://www.targetcorp.com
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Wal-Mart   29.7B 28.1B   5.6 222B  210B    5.9   2.6   2.3     1   1.9
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(NYSE:WMT), http://www.walmart.com
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HOME      MO.   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD   YTD   MO.   MO.   YTD   YTD
SUPPLY    2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2007  2006  2007  2006
          FULL$ FULL$ FULL% FULL$ FULL$ FULL% COMP% COMP% COMP% COMP%
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Pier 1       233   243 (3.8)   N/A   N/A   N/A   1.3(10.7)   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:PIR), http://www.pier1.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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Best
Buy        9.93B 8.47B   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   6.7   4.8   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:BBY), http://www.bestbuy.com
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Casual
Male         N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   0.4   N/A   N/A   N/A
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(Nasdaq:CMRG), http://www.casualmale.com
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Cost
Plus         301   302   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A (3.4) (6.9)   N/A   N/A
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(Nasdaq:CPWM), http://www.costplus.com
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Finish
Line         269   280   (4)   894   906 (1.3) (3.6) (3.3) (4.1) (5.8)
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(Nasdaq:FINL), http://www.finishline.com
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Finlay
Enter.       349   275  26.9   802   705  13.7 (5.9)   1.6   (1)   2.3
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(Nasdaq:FNLY), http://www.finlayenterprises.com
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Zale         723   804(10.1)   N/A   N/A   N/A   (9)   2.3   N/A   N/A
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(NYSE:ZLC), http://www.zales.com
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