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Business Wire Retail Report on December 2009 Retail Sales Figures

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					Business Wire Retail Report on December 2009 Retail Sal
Figures
January 07, 2010 10:02 AM Eastern Time  

NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Business Wire's Monthly Retail Report is available on the day that retail sales figu
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;
sales for this year as compared to the same period last year, and the percent change. The last four columns show the percent chang
store sales for the prior months as compared to the same month last year and the percent change in year-to-date comparable store
same period last year. All entries with a "B" were provided by source in rounded billions format only; otherwise all figures are in milli

                                MO.      MO.      MO.     YTD      YTD      YTD       MO.       MO.        YTD        YTD

SPECIALTY APPAREL               2009     2008     2009    2009     2008     2009      2009      2008       2009       2008

                                FULL$  FULL$  FULL% FULL$  FULL$  FULL% COMP% COMP% COMP% COMP%
Aeropostale                     461    393    17    2.12B 1.79B 18      10    12    10    8
(NYSE:ARO)
American Eagle Outfitters 539            494      9       2.83B 2.85B (1)             7         (17)       (5)        (10)
(Nasdaq:AEO)
The Children’s Place      224            205      10      1.55B 1.55B FLAT            4         5          (3)        5
(Nasdaq:PLCE)
The Gap                   2.02B          1.93B 5          13.4B 13.7B (3)             2         (14)       (4)        (11)
(NYSE:GPS)
The Limited               1.66B          1.64B 1          8.01B 8.45B (5)             (2)       (10)       (5)        (9)
(NYSE:LTD)
Ross Stores               934            802      16      6.77B 6.12B 11              12        FLAT       6          2
(Nasdaq:ROST)
Saks Inc.                 394            354      11.1    2.43B 2.86B (14.8)          9.9       (19.8)     (15.9)     (5.1)
(NYSE:SKS)
TJX Cos.                  2.9B           2.4B     21      19B      17.7B 8            14        FLAT       6          1
(NYSE:TJX)

                          MO.      MO.      MO.        YTD    YTD      YTD       MO.        MO.        YTD       YTD
GENERAL MERCH.
                          2009     2008     2009       2009   2008     2009      2009       2008       2009      2008

                          FULL$  FULL$  FULL% FULL$  FULL$  FULL% COMP% COMP% COMP% COMP%
BJ’s                      1.16B 1.06B 9.4     9.21B 9.15B 0.7     4.8   1.6   (2.6) 10.2
(NYSE:BJ)
Bon-Ton                   511      527      (3)        2.78B 2.96B (6)           (2.6)      (5.8)      (6.1)     (7.4)
(Nasdaq:BONT)
Costco                  8.26B 7.41B 11           26.8B 24.9B 8            9         (4)       5         (1)
(Nasdaq:COST)
Dillard’s               1.01B 1.1B      (8)      5.54B 6.36B (13)         (7)       (5)       (11)      (6)
(NYSE:DDS)
Fred’s                  209     201     4        1.66B 1.67B (1)          1.3       FLAT      0.5       2.2
(Nasdaq:FRED)
J.C. Penney             2.89B 2.96B (2.4)        16.6B 17.5B (5.1)        (3.8)     (8.1)     (6.5)     (8)
(NYSE:JCP)
Kohl’s                  3.01B 2.77B 8.8          16.4B 15.7B 4.5          4.7       (1.4)     0.2       (6.6)
(NYSE:KSS)
Macy’s Inc.             4.42B 4.39B 0.7          22.2B 23.6B (6.1)        1         (4)       (5.8)     (4.6)
(NYSE:M)
Stage Stores            255     257     (1)      1.36B 1.44B (5.5)        (2.2)     (4.9)     (7.7)     (5.7)
(NYSE:SSI)
SteinMart               170     178     (4.4)    1.15B 1.26B (8.3)        (2)       (8.5)     (5.8)     (10.6)
(Nasdaq:SMRT)
Target Corp.            9.74B 9.28B 5            59.1B 58.7B 0.7          1.8       (4.1)     (2.7)     (2.9)
(NYSE:TGT)

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Business Wire, New York
+ 1 212-752-9600
retail.report@businesswire.com
http://www.businesswire.com/retail

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