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  • Wal-Mart reported that its total sales for the four weeks ended August 27 rose 8.8 percent to $21.2 billion, from $19.49 billion in the same period a year earlier. For the month of August, same-store sales were up 0.5 percent, Sam’s Club sales were up four percent (and its same-store sales were up 2.7 percent), and Wal-Mart division sales were up seven percent (with its same store sales up 0.1 percent).


  • Target Corp. reported that August total sales were $3.44 billion, up 8.4 percent from a year earlier. Same-store sales were up 1.8 percent, higher than both the company and analysts had expected.


  • BJ's Wholesale Club reported that August sales rose 8.3 percent to $534 million, up from $493.2 million during the same period last year. Same-store sales were up 4.5 percent.

    Year-to-date, BJ's Wholesale reported a same-store sales increase of 7.2 percent, as total sales rose 11.8 percent to $3.98 billion from $3.57 billion a year ago.


  • Family Dollar Stores reported that its August total sales were $406.1 million, up 8.6 percent from the prior year. Same-store sales, however, dropped 0.1 percent during August.


  • Walgreens’ August sales totaled $3.2 billion, up 14.6 percent from last year’s $2.8 billion. Same-store sales rose 9.7 percent during the period.


  • Longs Drug Stores Corporation reported preliminary August total sales of $342.9 million, a 2.2% increase over sales of $335.5 million in the comparable period a year ago. Same–store sales were up 1.3 percent.

    Preliminary year-to-date total sales were $2.65 billion, 4.1% higher than the $2.55 billion reported in the comparable period last year. Same-store sales for the six months were up 2.3 percent.

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