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  • 7-Eleven Inc. reported that total August sales rose 7.2 percent to $1.09 billion from $1.02 billion last year. Total merchandise sales for August were up 2.6 percent, while same-store merchandise sales rose 2.1 percent during the month. Gasoline sales rose 17.4 percent in August to $373.4 million from $318 million in the prior-year period.


  • Global warehouse club chain PriceSmart announced that for the month of August 2004, net sales increased 0.2 percent to $49.9 million from $49.8 million a year earlier. For the year ended August 31, 2004, net sales decreased 7.8 percent to $595.2 million from $645.5 million last year.

    For the five weeks ended September 5, 2004, comparable warehouse sales for warehouse clubs open at least 12 full months increased 6.7 percent compared to the same five-week period last year. For the fifty-three weeks ended September 5, 2004, comparable warehouse sales for clubs open at least 12 full months decreased 4.3 percent.

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