Each month, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) reports an overall year-over-year same store sales figure, which is based on the same store sales data reported by 30 major U.S. retail chains. This list that follows is an index of the 30 retail companies tracked by the BTMU, and links to research resources for statistics, news, facts and company profiles for each.
This list of BTMU-tracked companies is arranged alphabetically, not by size or sales volume. Click the links to find each company's research resources.
Abercrombie & Fitch is an apparel chain based in New Albany, OH which is best known for its controversial CEO, Mike Jeffries, and its sexualized marketing campaigns which feature young, scantily clad models, who also staff the Abercrombie retail stores.
Abercrombie & Fitch stores, CEO, jobs, sales and trends - research index >>
Aeropostale is an apparel chain based in New York, NY which is best known for its leading positive performance through the Great Retail Recession. Aeropostale stores, coupons, jobs, sales and trends - research index >>
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, American Eagle Outfitters is an apparel chain that has struggled to retain loyal customers in the recession. Start your American Eagle Outfitters research here >>
After 25 years, BJ's Wholesale Club moved its headquarters from Natick, MA to Westborough, MA. In a price conscious consuming environment, BJ's sales have been consistently positive. Find BJ's Wholesale Club investor research here >>
Based in three different cities - York, PA, Milwaukee, WI, and Dayton, OH - Bon-Ton has been a customer-centric and community-minded retail chain for 112 years. Start your Bon-Ton research here >>
Based in Kearney, NE, The Buckle chain was the envy of the U.S. retail industry during the Great Recession. With the right products at the right price, The Buckle was one of the few retail chains to post positive same store sales in every month of 2009.
The Buckle Sales, Jobs, CEO, Stock and Trends - research index >>
Based in New York, NY, the name Cache means "a secret place where treasures are kept." Find complete investor research information here >>
Based in Charlotte, NC, the Cato corporation sells women's fashions under five different retail names - Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, and It's Fashion Metro. Get investor research information for Cato here >>
Based in Issaquah, WA, Costco is still led by founder James Sinegal, who is a strong proponent of long-term strategic planning and operation excellence. Find investor research information here >>
In many ways that the U.S. retail industry is measured, the Little Rock based Dillard's chain was judged to be the "worst" U.S. retailer in 2009. Find the latest Dillard's investor research here >>