No Rain On Chains' April Sales

Wolf, Alan
May 2006
TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;5/8/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase in retail sales of mass merchants in the U.S. in April 2006. According to Wal-Mart, net sales in April 2006 rose 13.7 percent to $16.9 billion while same store sales gained 7.3 percent. Meanwhile, April 2006 net sales of Target increased 17.3 percent to just under $4 billion while same-store sales grew 10.4 percent. On the other hand, within the wholesale club channel, Costco reported an 11 percent increase in net April sales to $4.4 billion company-wide, while same store sales within the U.S. rose 7 percent.


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