1. Industry
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://retailindustry.about.com/od/samestoresalesfigures/a/august_same_store_sales_2006_2007_2008_2009_2010_comps-comparison.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

U.S. Retail Industry Comparison of August Same Store Sales Figures 2005-2011

Year-Over-Year Comparison of August Sales Comps for U.S. Stores Open 12 Months

By

U.S. Retail Industry Comparison of August Same Store Sales Figures 2005-2011
Barbara Farfan for About.com
Updated September 08, 2011
This is a comparison of the August same store sales figures reported by major U.S. retailers in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010 and 2011. The percentages reported for each retail company represent the change in August sales for stores open for at least 12 months, when compared to sales for those same stores in August of the previous year.

Very often conclusions are drawn about the strength of the U.S. retail industry as a whole based on the same store sales figure changes that occur from one month to the next in the same year. But since same store sales figures do not measure month-over-month trends, a same-year comparison is not valid.

The figures below will make a productive comparison possible for 2005 through 2011 in the month of August. This kind of year-over-year comparison is the only exercise that produces any kind of valid conclusions when analyzing same store sales figures.

Comparison of August Same Store Sales Figures from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011:

Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)
   N/A   -August, 2011
+  6.0%   -August, 2010
-   29.0%   -August, 2009
-   11.0%   -August, 2008
+  6.0%   -August, 2007
+  6.0%   -August, 2006
+  13.0%   -August, 2005

Aeropostale (ARO)
   N/A   -August, 2011
-   1.0%   -August, 2010
+  9.0%  -August, 2009
-   13.0%  -August, 2008
+  1.7%  -August, 2007
-   1.9%  -August, 2006
-   4.2%   -August, 2005

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)
   N/A   -August, 2011
+  1.0%   -August, 2010
-   7.0%   -August, 2009
-   5.0%  -August, 2008
+  9.0%   -August, 2007
+  11.0%  -August, 2006
+  11.8%   -August, 2005

BJs Wholesale (BJ)
+  7.9%   -August, 2011
+  1.9%   -August, 2010 (excluding fuel)
+  2.2%   -August, 2009
+  8.0%   -August, 2008
+  1.4%   -August, 2007
+  2.3%   -August, 2006
+  2.2%   -August, 2005

Bon-Ton (BONT)
-   4.7%   -August, 2011
-   4.6%   -August, 2010
-   5.1%   -August, 2009
-   10.3%   -August, 2008
+  1.3%  -August, 2007
-   5.7%   -August, 2006
-   1.2%   -August, 2005

Buckle (BKE)
+  8.3%   -August, 2011
-   3.5%   -August, 2010
+  3.6%   -August, 2009
+  22.4%  -August, 2008
+  16.7%  -August, 2007
-   8.5%   -August, 2006
+  4.6%   -August, 2005

Cato
-   3.0%   -August, 2011
+  2.0%   -August, 2010
+  5.0%   -August, 2009
-   8.0%   -August, 2008
+  2.0%   -August, 2007
+   4.0%   -August, 2006
-   2.0%   -August, 2005

Costco (COST)
+  7.0%   -August, 2011
+  5.0%   -August, 2010 (excluding fuel)
+  0.0%   -August, 2009
+  6.0%   -August, 2008
+  2.0%   -August, 2007
+  7.0%   -August, 2006
+  9.0%   -August, 2005

Destination Maternity (Mothers Work - DEST)
-   5.7%   -August, 2011
-   4.4%   -August, 2010
-   10.6%   -August, 2009
+  7.2%   -August, 2008
-   3.7%   -August, 2007
+  5.0%   -August, 2006
-   0.5%   -August, 2005

Dillard's (DDS)
+  4.0%   -August, 2011
+  0.0%   -August, 2010
-   12.0%   -August, 2009
-   7.0%   -August, 2008
-   5.0%   -August, 2007
-   1.0%   -August, 2006
+  2.0%   -August, 2005

Duckwall-ALCO (DUCK)
+  2.2%   -August, 2011
-   0.8%   -August, 2010
+  0.4%   -August, 2009
-   11.1%   -August, 2008
+  7.7%   -August, 2007
+  6.6%   -August, 2006
+  7.4%   -August, 2005

Fred's (FRED)
+  1.6%   -August, 2011
+  3.6%   -August, 2010
-   1.4%   -August, 2009
+  2.1%   -August, 2008
+  1.7%   -August, 2007
+  6.3%   -August, 2006
-   3.8%   -August, 2005

Gap, Inc. (GPS)
-   8.0%   -August, 2011
-   1.0%   -August, 2010
-   7.0%   -August, 2009
-   8.0%  -August, 2008
-   1.0%   -August, 2007
-   7.0%   -August, 2006
-   7.0%   -August, 2005

Most Popular Articles | Trending Retail Topics | Follow on Twitter | "Like" on Facebook

  1. About.com
  2. Industry
  3. Retail Industry
  4. Statistics & Sales Numbers
  5. Same Store Sales Figures
  6. 2005 - 2011 August Same Store Sales Comparison - Sales Comps Chart of Top U.S. Retail Chains for August 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.